Experts weigh in on alternative heart risk assessments
from Lincoln Journal Star
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a nongovernmental physician panel, periodically reviews data to determine whether screening tests are beneficial, based both on study findings and study quality. The 15-member panel includes experts from across the country. What the panel looked at: Seven heart risk assessments, including C-reactive protein, leukocyte count, periodontal disease and coronary artery calcium scoring.
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