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NEARLY HALF OF STATIN CANDIDATES CAN SAFELY AVOID DRUG TREATMENT

By John A. Rumberger, PhD, MD, FACC, FSCCT Director of Cardiac Imaging at The Princeton Longevity Center Computed Tomographic (CT) Calcium Testing Facilitates Informed Patient Choices  A new study was published in the October 13, 2015 issue of the Journal of … Continue reading

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Coronary Calcium Scans Predict Mortality:

by John A. Rumberger, PhD, MD, FACC, FSCCT The coronary calcium scan or HeartScan has been available since the early 1990’s and is the main subject of the documentary ‘The Widowmaker’ [Netflix] regarding the controversy of finding early heart disease … Continue reading

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Coronary Calcium Identifies Those at Risk for High Blood Pressure

A new study was reported at the 2013 International Conference on Prehypertension and Cardiometabolic Syndrome in Barcelona, Spain on February 4, 2013, that looked at nearly 10 years of  follow up of cardiovascular events in a study conducted in Germany. … Continue reading

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The Truth About Radiation Risks From Medical Imaging

Much has been written in recent years about the potential harm from radiation associated with medical imaging, such as CT Scans.  These sources have tended to assume as proven fact that the radiation doses associated with medical imaging are harmful … Continue reading

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New Study Highlights the Power of Heart Scans

A new study published in the latest issue of the medical journal Lancet shows that a CT Heart Scan is a better predictor of heart attack risk than cholesterol levels or C-Reactive Protein.  Heart Scans provide a direct look at … Continue reading

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