New Method Effective In Detecting Dangerous Coronary Plaque; Non-Invasive CT Scan Proves Safe And Accurate In Uncovering Early Signs Of Heart Disease, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Study  
5/30/2008 8:36:16 AM

EurekAlert -- A significant number of patients who suffer a heart attack never have any warning signs. For many of these individuals, the source of the problem is noncalcified plaque, a buildup of soft deposits embedded deep within the walls of the heart’s arteries, undetectable by angiography or cardiac stress tests – and prone to rupture without warning.