New research shows plaque buildup in the arteries of people between ages 32 and 46 can signal increased heart attack risk.
"Lots of times, even in our teenage years and when we get to be 18, 20, 22, 25, the beginnings of this plaque starts to build up," said James O’Keefe, M.D., of Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute. "We've learn that coronary disease festers for years and usually decades before it blows up and causes a heart attack."
KCTV spoke to Dr. O'Keefe about the CardioScan, a painless test that is needle-free and can help measure the risk through rapid images.
Watch KCTV's story below.