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Second heart scan and heart attack risk by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor At first, Joe felt disappointed, defeated, and frightened. After his heart scan, a radiologist... for heart attack and that a nuclear stress test was going to be required. This left Joe feeling confused...
Do heart scans cause cancer? by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor here. Over the years, I've fussed about the radiation dose used by some centers for CT heart scans. (Note: I'm talking about CT heart scans, not CT coronary angiograms, an entirely different test with different radiation...
FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA alerts healthcare professionals to stop performing heart scans with CardioGen-82 due to poten by FDA chloride injection. A CardioGen-82 PET scan is one of a variety of nuclear medicine scans... is similar to that other patients may receive with cumulative exposure to certain other types of heart scans...
Is Heart Scan Suitable for All? by Ng Peng Hock Patient Expert deposits have built up in the arteries, which supply blood to the heart muscle. On the other hand, nuclear... does has the potential to cause cancer. According to AHA, recommendation for heart scan should not be given...
A victory for SHAPE, CT heart scans, and doing what is RIGHT by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor have paid off: The Texas legislature passed a bill that requires health insurers to cover CT heart scans. (NOTE: Don't make the same mistake that the media often makes and confuse CT heart scans with CT...
Your heart scan is just a "false positive" by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor of my colleagues, heart scans still trigger wrong advice. I had another example in the office today. Henry got a CT heart scan in 2004. His score: 574. In his mid-50s, this placed him in the 90th percentile...
The dark side of CT heart scans by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor "I just got a heart scan!" declared Eric to his doctor. He handed the report to him. "Oh... on the prognostic value of heart scans, he could have advised Eric what the risks were--without a catheterization...
Coronary artery calcium scans may lower heart disease risk by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor heart disease risk compared with those with no scan, and those with high calcium scores were motivated... investigator and chief of Cardiac Imaging and Nuclear Cardiology at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and Cedars...
My stress test was normal. I don't need a heart scan! by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor years ago, her CT heart scan score was 157. She'd made efforts to correct the multiple causes... it was time for a reassessment: another heart scan. After three years, without any preventive efforts, Katy's...
"Heart scans" are not always heart scans by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Beware of the media reports now being issued that warn that "CT heart scans" pose a risk for cancer. One report can be viewed at http://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20070717/ct-heart-scan...

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