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Source: Intermountain Medical Center,US  Mar 18, 2019  5 years, 1 month, 1 day, 16 hours, 38 minutes ago

Identifying the presence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) in a patients' arteries can help determine future risk of cardiac event.

Identifying the presence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) in a patients' arteries can help determine future risk of cardiac event.
Source: Intermountain Medical Center,US  Mar 18, 2019  5 years, 1 month, 1 day, 16 hours, 38 minutes ago

About six million people come into an emergency department every year with chest pain, but not all of them are having a heart attack -- and many are not even at risk or are at very low risk for having one.

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Now, a new research study presented at the American College Cardiology Scientific Sessions from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City shows that identifying the presence or absence of coronary artery calcium (CAC) in a patients' arteries can help determine their future risk.

"Through these results, we're seeing more clearly that the presence of coronary artery calcium can help us to predict who is more likely to have a cardiac event, not only later in life, but when symptoms are present, in the near future and hopefully, medically intervene in time to stop it," said Viet T. Le, PA-C, principal investigator and researcher at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City in an interview with Thailand Medical News.

Results of the study were presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions in Atlanta on March 16, 2019.
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