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Could new heart attack test save women's lives?

Doctors could spot twice as many heart attacks in women by using a newer, more sensitive blood test, a study claims.

The test looks for minute traces of a protein that signals that the heart muscle may have been damaged.

Standard tests still used by much of the NHS only detect higher levels of this protein, called troponin.

Michelle Roberts reports.

  • 21 Jan 2015
  • From the section Health
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