New blood test to screen for secondary heart attack

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New blood test to screen for secondary heart attack

September 8, 2018

Researchers are developing a new blood test which could screen if a person is at risk of a secondary heart attack. The Baker Institute's head of metabolomics, Professor Peter Meikle and his team have identified plasma lipid biomarkers (fats in the blood) that improve upon traditional risk factors in predicting heart disease and stroke.

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