A new blood test that measures Cardiac myosin-binding protei
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A newly-developed blood test could quickly and accurately diagnose or rule out a heart attack, claim scientists.

Researchers at King’s College London investigated how many heart muscle cells needed to die before they could be detected in the blood stream.

In patients suspected of having suffered a heart attack, only a small proportion are shown as having diagnostic changes on a heart trace or electrocardiogram (ECG).

This means that their assessment is reliant on the use of blood tests measuring biomarkers such as cardiac Troponin (cTn) to exclude a heart attack.

Troponin is a heart muscle protein released upon injury and can be detected after heart attacks or heart muscle inflammation.....

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