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Blood Test Could Rule Out Heart Attack


A simple blood test could help rule out the risk of a heart attack the next time you or a loved one goes to the emergency room.

According to Swedish researchers, the blood test, along with an electrocardiogram were 99 % accurate at telling which patients could go home and those who should stay for more tests.

Of the nine thousand patients who took the test, only 15 had a heart attack in the next month and not one of them died.

The study's lead doctor says 20 - 25 % of admissions to hospitals for chest pains can be avoided by following this simple blood test.

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