Bone scans

Routine bone density scans used to identify the risk of suffering a fracture can now also be used as an early warning for heart attack or stroke.

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Bone scans

Bone density scans that are routinely performed to identify the risk of fractures could also give and early warning for heart attacks and strokes, new research has found.

The scans can detect a build-up of calcium in the aorta, which researchers found was closely associated the risk of suffering a heart attack.

Credit: ECU World-Class Research

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