More sensitive test for cardiac biomarker may better identify patients who experienced heart attack

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 16:30 in Health & Medicine

In patients with a suspected acute coronary syndrome (or 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 new study.

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