Heart attack symptoms – risk reduced if calcium levels are lowered | Health | Life & Style

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Now experts have revealed patients with no build up of calcium in their arteries are at reduced risk of heart attack or stroke.

This is the case, experts argued, even if people have other high risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol.

Specialists from the UT Southwestern Medical Centre found individuals without calcium in their arteries had less than a three per cent likelihood of a cardiovascular event over the next decade even if they had well-known risk factors of heart attack.

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