Blood Test Shows Promise for Gauging Heart Attack Risk After Chest Pain

30th March 2014

SUNDAY March 30, 2014, 2014 — Though more study needs to be done, new research suggests that a simple blood test could help predict the heart attack risk of patients experiencing chest pain.

The Swedish study found that patients with chest pain who have undetectable levels of a certain chemical signal in their blood called “high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T,” plus no sign of reduced blood flow, are at very low risk for heart attack over the next month.


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