Scans can help predict risk of heart attack, study finds

04/25/2012 | Scotsman (Edinburgh), The

A Scottish study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that a technique that uses CT and X-ray images can help find active and ongoing calcification in patients' coronary arteries, which can indicate a higher risk for a heart attack. "If we can identify patients at high risk of a heart attack earlier, we can then use intensive drug treatments and perhaps procedures such as stents to reduce the chances of them having a heart attack," said lead author Dr. Marc Dweck of Edinburgh University.

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