Coronary calcium scoring: Personalized preventive care for those most at risk

Coronary calcium scoring: Personalized preventive care for those most at risk
Your doctor tells you that you need a statin to lower your cholesterol and reduce your heart attack risk. You don't like taking medicine and your friend tells you that he had achy muscles after he started a statin. You wonder if you should listen to your doctor or go without the medicine. An article just published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings by Dr. Carl E Orringer of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Dr. Kevin C Maki of Indiana University's School of Public Health may help your doctor to make the right decision.