Why imaging could be the best way to predict MI

It's important to identify calcium in the arteries, argue researchers

Cardiovascular researchers have found that underused imaging technologies more accurately predict myocardial infarction risk than traditional stress testing alone.

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They argue that using PET and CT scans during stress testing is the best way to assess coronary artery calcium and make a diagnosis.

“Coronary artery calcium is the disease — and to an extent, calcium testing shows just how much of the disease is present,” says Dr Viet Le, leader of a research team from Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Their study of more than 8000