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Biomarkers Aim to Help Predict Heart Disease Risk, From the August 2014 Harvard Women's Health Watch
Date:8/8/2014

en and women. But because women naturally have different levels of certain biomarkers, the tests used to measure these biomarkers may need to be interpreted differently or have separate thresholds for men and women.

A single biomarker won't be the great crystal ball able to predict a future heart attack. But a group of biomarkers taken together could give valuable insight into a person's cardiovascular future. "I think there will probably be a panel of biomarkers that can identify risk based on different underlying processes," Dr. Mora says.

Read the full-length article: "Predicting heart disease risk in women"

Also in the August 2014 Harvard Women's Health Watch:

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