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More women’s lives could be save by a new highly-sensitive test for heart attacks, according to a top doctor

21 January 2015 in Classroom Training, First Aid, Instructor, Online Training

Heart Attack small file sizeMore women’s lives could be save by a new highly-sensitive test for heart attacks, according to a top doctor. A large trial, under way at the University of Edinburgh, is hoping to confirm research that showed heart attacks could be diagnosed in twice as many women.

The test is thought to be better at detecting lower levels of troponin, a protein that leaks into the heart muscles after they have been damaged by an attack. Doctors measure troponin to see if chest pains are the result of a recent heart attack. Read the rest of this entry →

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