By Michael A. Smith, MDWhy do people die from heart attacks? Well, one reason is that ER doctors often don't see one coming and send people home.
Fortunately, a new blood test may change that and potentially save many lives. Here's how it works: A few days before a heart attack, the cells lining the damaged artery slough off into the bloodstream. With this new test, ER doctors can quickly identify those cells and admit the patient for the appropriate, life-saving treatment.
Watch Dr. Mike explain in the video below:
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