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Sept. 04, 2019
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  7. Shah NR, et al. An evidence-based guide for coronary calcium scoring in asymptomatic patients without coronary heart disease. Texas Heart Institute Journal. 2012;39:240.
  8. Lopez-Jimenez F (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Jan. 23, 2016.
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Heart scan (coronary calcium scan)