JUPITER to Earth: It's the Calcium Score Stupid!

HeartHawk
By HeartHawk Latest Reply 2010-11-22 17:21:03 -0600
Started 2010-11-22 17:21:03 -0600

The Jupiter Study continues to deliver fountains of information on how to better assess who is at risk for heart attack. New evidence based on a post hoc analysis combining data from the JUPITER and MESA studies released at the 2010 AHA Conferences now reveal that persons with calcium scores over 100 have a 25-fold risk increase for coronary events. This single test has more predictive power than any other test available and would allow doctors to to easily screen for those who would be most helped by early and aggressive treatment.

I have had positive heart scan and done quite a bit if research in the area. How about the rest of our community? Have you had a heart scan? Why or why not and what have you done with the information?

HH


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