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New non-invasive test predicts long-term death risk in humans even without heart disease symptoms.

A new non-invasive scan can be used to determine the extent of plaque buildup in the heart accurately predicts the likelihood of heart attack or death over a 15-year period.  This test from researchers at Weill Cornell, Emory University and Cedars-Sinai predicts the risk of heart attacks better than any other diagnostic heart test currently available, especially in asymptomatic patients. 

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