Mercury News: Heart-screening scan should be available to all

February 9, 2018

Stephen Shortell, dean emeritus at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health along with Director of Preventive Cardiology at Stanford University David Maron and Director of the California Elective PCI Program, California Department of Public Health at UC Davis, William Bommer published an op-ed in the Mercury News calling for Coronary Artery Calcium CT scans to be made available to the general public.

The scans, the op-ed argues, yield actionable information that can be used to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease, but are most commonly available to Air Force pilots, astronauts and senior military officers.

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