Thursday, October 1, 2009

Calcium scans may be effective screening tool for heart disease

"A simple, non-invasive test appears to be an effective screening tool for identifying patients with silent heart disease who are at risk for a heart attack or sudden death. Coronary artery calcium scans can be done without triggering excessive additional testing and costs, according to the multi-center EISNER (Early Identification of Subclinical Atherosclerosis by Noninvasive Imaging Research) study, led by investigators at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. The findings appear in the September 30 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology" - ScienceDaily

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