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How to reduce heart attack rates

To reduce heart attack rates, make CCTA the new standard of care.

By James K. Min

To improve heart attack prevention, there is an urgent unmet need to modernize our approach from late-stage symptom-driven care to direct disease-based care, a care paradigm that addresses heart attack risk in all patients across the entire continuum of heart disease severity.

When it comes to identifying and intervening against heart disease, waiting for a patient to present with chest pain is akin to waiting for someone to develop advanced cancer rather than pinpointing it earlier when treatments may be more effective. While waiting for late-stage disease is not an ideal preventive approach, this approach has nevertheless represented the historical standard of heart disease care for decades.

Our approach to heart disease has been ineffective, with a person dying of heart disease every 1.7 seconds, and with more than half of all heart attacks occurring in individuals who experience no symptoms before the catastrophic event takes place.

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