Monday, September 7, 2009
Standardized tests encouraged to assess children's arteries for heart disease
"Addressing the unprecedented rise of heart disease risk factors in children, the American Heart Association recommends standardizing non-invasive assessment of children's arteries. The recommendations - published as a scientific statement in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association - apply only to children who are participating in research. The authors said more investigation is needed before issuing clinical recommendations"