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Calcium tests can predict heart attack risks

Checking calcium levels of arteries which surround and supply blood to the heart could better predict the risk for a heart attack than standard risk-assessment equations used in medical practice, said a study.
The findings showed that coronary artery calcium measurements were better able to predict the presence of symptomatic coronary artery disease requiring revascularisation than the pooled cohort equation, which relies only on standard risk factors such as age, gender, blood pressure and cholesterol measurements. (IANS)

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