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Chest CT scan helps predict cardiovascular events
Chest CT scan helps predict cardiovascular events (May 27, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From the Netherlands - A chest CT scan may help predict risk of cardiovascular events, according to a report published in Radiology. Researchers studied over 10,000 patients who had underwent diagnostic chest CT for non-cardiovascular reasons. After a mean follow-up of 3.7 years, over 1,100 cardiovascular events occurred. Results showed that the scans accurately placed individuals into clinically relevant risk categories, an aspect which may help cardiovascular screening.
 
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