The worst kind of assurance is false assurance. And that's been one of the problems with conventional cardiac stress tests, including the venerable EKG treadmill test, where you get all wired up and walk for your life.
The death of any young person -- particularly from potentially-preventable causes -- is a tragedy. And events like this, because of their notoriety and widespread media coverage, have the opportunity to spur change.
Harvard Medical School researchers, based on prospective data from the National Health Interview Survey, found that moderate drinkers had 62 percent the cardiovascular death rate of lifetime abstainers.