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Heart Health

08 December 2010

Roche test predicts heart trouble

A new blood test may be able to tell whether a seemingly healthy person is at risk of dying from heart disease, US researchers said.

A new blood test may be able to tell whether a seemingly healthy person is at risk of dying from heart disease, US researchers said.

Both tests look for a protein called cardiac troponin T, which indicates muscle damage in the heart, but the newer test called Elecsys Troponin T is 10 times more sensitive.

 

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