Calcium Scans

It’s not a ticket to be reckless, but it can help reduce a person’s anxiety about their risk of a heart attack. The calcium score is a risk assessment tool, helpful in tailoring medical therapy, diet and exercise - Dr. Udo Hoffmann

Calcium Scans

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