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An interesting piece here on coronary artery scans, which are a much more accurate way of predicting heart disease risk.

medscape.com/viewarticle/85...

Apparently 50% of those currently classified as high risk are actually clear on a coronary artery scan.

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sandybrown

Would it be possible for you to log in and the provide to the specific article?

Thanks.

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kasibarndoor

I followed the link signed up as a consumer and was taken directly to the specific article

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sandybrown

There are advantages and disadvantages in signing to consumer sites with your details!

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kasibarndoor

it depends if you give them details they can use, they don't verify the email address!

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Hi bala, no idea why that happened as I can view the article, but here's a piece on the same study in the New York Times

nytimes.com/2015/10/06/heal...

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Anne76

In the N Y Times article a doctor writes that there is no need for a heart scan for someone who has no objections to taking statins. I was on 20 mg Simvastatin with cholesterol of 4.9. I had a heart scan and came out as high risk! Also cost of 100 dollars was a better deal than my £300.

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