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Race exerts little influence on CT calcium test results

April 3, 2008 Race exerts little influence on CT calcium test results Yomi Wrong -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Calcium deposits in coronary arteries provide a strong predictor for incidence of heart attack and cardiac disease, and detecting such deposits via CT scanning can help promote overall cardiac health in racially and ethnically diverse populations, according to a new study in March 28 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. The coronary calcium study, the largest involving CT scanning to date, is the first to include African American, Hispanic, and Chinese as well as white subjects, according to a release.

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