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A computed tomography scan of a healthy heart shows the coronary artery running down the front. A scan showing calcium buildup in the artery could trigger treatment.

Article urging heart exams shows conflicting interests

Drug firm funded printing in journal

By Stephen Smith
Globe Staff / July 25, 2006

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The recommendation carried the seal of approval of an established medical journal: virtually every middle-aged man and woman should be screened routinely for heart disease, using sophisticated and pricey technology to take snapshots of clogged vessels. (Full article: 1700 words)

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