New Scan Detects threat of Heart Attack 9 years in Advance

Scientists have found a way to identify people most likely to have a heart attack years before it strikes.

The breakthrough by Oxford University uses artificial intelligence to look “beneath the surface” of routine CT scans and spot changes to blood vessels supplying the heart. Researchers said 350,000 people a year could benefit from the checks — found to be up to 90 per cent accurate.And they could be rolled out across the NHS in as little as two years so — ensuring high-risk patients get the right treatment to avert potential problems.

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