New Scan can predict risk of Heart Attacks five years in Advance

A new scan can predict heart attack risks five years in advance.

Experts say the “game-changing” advance spots problems in one in ten patients currently getting the all-clear. It scours ordinary CT scans to detect missed warning signs.

Updated guidelines will call for 300,000 at-risk Brits to be tested with it. Oxford University study chief Professor Charalambos Antoniades said: “It may transform prevention. It measuring risk currently missed.

“Knowing who is at increased heart attack risk may let us intervene.”

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