Blood tests to diagnose heart attack?

Blood tests to diagnose heart attack?

Blood tests could soon diagnose heart attacks thanks to a new scientific discovery which could help people using assisted living for cardiac care.

A large protein known as cardiac myosin binding protein-C (cMYBP-C) is released into the blood following a heart attack, according to a study published in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology.

This discovery may lead to the implementation of a blood test which could potentially save a lot of time and money.

Senior author Sakthivel Sadayappan, said: "This potentially could become the basis for a new test, used in conjunction with other blood tests, to help diagnose heart attacks.

"This is the beginning. A lot of additional studies will be necessary to establish cMYBP-C as a true biomarker for heart attacks."

People complaining of chest pains are often kept in hospital until a heart attack is completely ruled out, potentially wasting time and money.

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