AHA: FDA approved new blood test diagnoses heart attacks faster

American Heart Association News Aug 08, 2018

A high-sensitivity blood test for cardiac troponin rules out heart attacks in emergency room patients faster than a conventional method, according to new research by AHA (American Heart Association).

The new high-sensitivity blood test for cardiac troponin, given in a hospital emergency room, was also found to be safe and effective. When patients present to emergency rooms with heart attack symptoms, doctors assess them in part by using a cardiac troponin test to measure a protein released...

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