Scientists Develop New Blood Test to Detect Heart Attacks

A new blood test that detects heart attacks that would otherwise have gone undiagnosed was developed by scientists in Scotland.

Researchers at Edinburgh University said Wednesday that the test — which identifies heart-muscle damage — is more sensitive than the methods currently used and is capable of identifying a third more heart attacks.

“Adopting a more sensitive test and lowering the threshold for detection of heart-muscle damage is appropriate and will substantially improve the outcome of patients with chest pain and suspected heart attack,” said researcher  Continue reading