How Calcium in Arteries can Increase Risk of Heart Attack

Even though many individuals had well-known risk factors, it was found that they had less than three percent chance of a cardiovascular risk over the next decade. The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association set a guideline that is way below the 7.5 percent level to begin statin treatment. The findings of this study reveal that statins need not be given to individuals who have no calcium build-up in their blood vessels, regardless of whether other risk factors that lead to coronary disease are present or not.

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