Assessing heart disease risk

Aside from checking your cholesterol and blood pressure if you really want to know your odds of succumbing to a heart attack having a CT scan which quantifies your coronary artery calcium score will provide you with added vital information.  It’s an investigation which along with measuring substances like homocysteine and lipoprotein (a) provides a more complete picture of all those events which when identified and appropriately addressed can significantly mitigate the chances of having a heart attack.

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