More Sensitive Test for Cardiac Biomarker May Better Identify Patients Who Experienced Heart Attack

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 17:00 in Health & Medicine

In patients with a suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS; such as heart attack or unstable angina), use of a more sensitive test to detect the protein troponin in blood was associated with increased diagnosis of a heart attack and improved identification of patients at high risk of another heart attack and death in the following year, according to a study in the March 23/30 issue of JAMA.

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