Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Excessive Scanning Of Heart, Might Increase Cancer Risk!

Excessive Scanning Of Heart, Might Increase Cancer Risk!According to a new research, heart patients, who are subject to low dose radiations for the purpose of imaging of the heart, might be at a higher risk of Cancer.

These imaging include radiations that are harmful for the body. There are many a patients who underwent these tests and then were on a higher risk of cancer. There were cancers detected in the Abdomen and the chest area.

"We found a relation between the cumulative exposure to low-dose ionizing radiation from cardiac imaging and therapeutic procedures after acute myocardial infarction [heart attack], and the risk of incident cancer," wrote Dr. Louise Pilote, an epidemiology researcher at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center (MUHC) in Montreal, and director of the internal medicine division at MUHC, and colleagues.

There were studies that have shown the effects of the tests that are used in the findings. Men apparently were affected lesser than women. The science behind this dated back to the times of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.

Those who are older, have higher risk of developing cancer. There are constant warnings made by the researchers about the ill effects of new technology.

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