BHF: The new imaging technique highlights are of inflammation which are shown by the colour red. The image on the left shows a non-flamed artery, while the image on the right shows one that is inflamed.

Oxford scientists to investigate new early warning scan for heart attacks

BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION:  Scientists at the University of Oxford have developed a new type of imaging test, based on Computed Tomography (CT) angiography, that could provide an early warning of coronary heart disease. They have now been awarded a grant of £287,000 by the BHF to carry out a large study to investigate whether it can accurately predict future cardiac problems, bringing this test to the patients.

 

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