Heart attack

New blood test predicts risk of heart attack and stroke with twice previous accuracy 

Source: Scientists have developed a blood test that can predict whether someone is at high risk of a heart attack, stroke, heart failure or dying from one of these conditions within the next four years. The test, which relies of measurements of proteins in the blood, has roughly twice the accuracy of existing risk scores.

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Switch to daylight saving time linked to spike in heart attacks

Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Vern Buchanan, both republicans from Florida, have introduced bills in their respective chambers of Congress to make daylight saving time a year-round reality. Daniel Allar | Acute Coronary Syndrome | Cardiovascular Business

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Medicare to fund a new Heart Health Check from April 1

Medicare to fund a new heart health check from April 1

In a major win for millions of Australians, News Corp Australia has secured support from both sides of politics for a crucial step in stopping Australia’s biggest single killer — heart disease. Sue Dunlevy, National Health Reporter, News Corp Australia Network | Daily Telegraph

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CCTA predicts heart events in stable chest pain patients

By detecting high-risk plaque, coronary CT angiography (CCTA) can predict major adverse cardiovascular events in patients with stable chest pain, according to a January 10 study in JAMA Cardiology. But the jury is still out on whether CCTA findings should be... By Brian Casey, AuntMinnie.com staff writer

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