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Should I Have a CT of My Heart?

The advertisements are seductive: "Come in to our high technology CT scanner, and let us see whether you have calcium deposits in the arteries of your heart. You feel fine now? You’ll feel even better after the test if you know you do not have any calcium deposits. That would mean you have a very low chance of having a heart attack – and you can enjoy your cheeseburger without fear or shame."…

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