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Scan finds heart’s ticking time bombs

BBC NEWS: Scientists have developed a new way of scanning the heart that could predict who will have a heart attack. It has the potential to revolutionise treatment for one of the biggest killers in the world, says the team at the University of Oxford. It works by analysing the fat and inflammation around arteries to see which are a ticking time bomb. And it could allow high-risk patients to be given more intensive treatment to avoid a heart attack or stroke.


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