The true relevance of coronary calcifications — and more important discoveries still to come for decades

Prof. Dr. R. Erbel
Prof. Dr. R. Erbel

Initiated in 1999, the Heinz Nixdorf Recall Study involved 4,814 European participants. The results proved, for the first time, the connection between coronary calcifications and the risk of heart attack, according to scientists at the University Hospital in Essen. The finding by no means exhausted the potential inherent in the surveys. Subsidised until 2013, researchers are examining coronary calcifications in detail as well as exploring other issues… (weiter)