Study finds no added benefit from routine heart scans for diabetics

November 18, 2014 5:49 PM

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Study finds no added benefit from routine heart scans for diabetics

TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Routine screening for heart disease isn't effective for people with diabetes who have no symptoms but are at high risk for a heart attack, according to a new study.

Researchers found the screenings do not help prevent heart attacks or help patients avoid being admitted to the hospital for unstable angina (chest pain that occurs when the heart doesn't receive enough oxygen-carrying blood).

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