Harvard Heart Letter

Realizing the promise of Life's Simple 7

Minute specks of calcium in the walls of the heart’s arteries signal a higher risk of future heart attack or stroke. Doctors can detect these deposits using an imaging technique known as a coronary artery calcium scan. Making positive changes to reduce cardiovascular risk in seven key areas as outlined in the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 program may prevent the development of heart disease.
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