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Screening for Heart Disease

3rd August 2006

Asymptomatic older people should undergo screening for heart disease in the US, say experts.

An international group of prominent cardiologists has called for non-invasive screening for men aged 45-75 and women aged 55-75.

The Screening For Heart Attack Prevention And Education (SHAPE) task force says that screening should be carried out regardless of risk factors.

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Article Information

Title: Screening for Heart Disease
Author: Chris May
Article Id: 603
Date Added: 3rd Aug 2006

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BMJ News

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