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Coronary artery disease (CAD) is more common in men and in people over the age of 50, with the risk of developing CAD increasing with age. Cardiovascular disease is more common in people of South Asian and African or Caribbean family origin. The technology is only validated for use in people aged 40 years and over. Sex, age and race are all protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.