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March 2017 Br J Cardiol 2017;24:15–16

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BJCardio Staff

Abstract

A high-sensitivity blood test could be used to predict which patients are at risk of myocardial infarction according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and carried out by the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. The study, published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.10.020), shows the troponin test could also be a more effective way of assessing future heart disease risk than blood pressure or cholesterol. In the study of over 3,000 men with high cholesterol but no history of heart disease, the team found that changes in blood levels of a high-sensitivity tropon

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