Yet Another Test for Heart Disease Risk?

"Know your numbers" is the popular doctors' mantra to help patients understand risk for heart attack and stroke and traditionally includes measures for blood pressure, cholesterol, body mass index and waist circumference. Now another number is under debate: coronary artery calcium score, or CACS. New research suggests that the calcium score may be needed to accurately calculate risk -- though many doctors remain skeptical as to whether the test is worth its cost in health care dollars and...Full Story
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