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Who should have a computerized tomography (CT) heart scan?

If you have two or more of the below symptoms you may be a candidate for a computerized tomography (CT) heart scan: 
  • Men over 40 or women over 50
  • History of smoking
  • High blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes
  • Family history of heart disease
  • Inactive lifestyle
  • High stress levels
  • Overweight
Regardless of risk factors, you could be at risk for heart disease, the number one killer of both men and women in the United States.

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