Navigation Links
Experimental Blood Test May Spot Heart Attack Risk, Study Says

Oxidized phospholipids can be tested in blood to indicate the possibility of heart// attack in people under 60 years.

A report in the 7th July issue of New England Journal of Medicine indicates that blood levels of Oxidized phospholipids may indicate the amount of fatty build- up patients have in their arteries of heart. This may in future be able to avoid the use of invasive tests like angiograms.

Oxidized phospholipids is similar to cholesterol. Researcher Tsimikas said ``It's a novel test in the blood that's independent of everything else we can measure currently to determine how much coronary blockage is present,`we still need to do some more studies to validate the findings”. At present the test is not available commercially.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world What is interesting is this type of tests will be able to give the doctors lead time and advice patients to change their lifestyles. More research and validation studies are required before the test becomes commercially viable.

Tsimikas said: "I'm hoping this will open up an area of research where we can look to see how important these measures are in patients and to see if we can find novel therapeutic agents, drugs, to lower their levels in the blood to see if this reduces cardiovascular events like heart attacks and strokes".


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Experimental treatment for Ebola Virus Shows promising results in mice
2. Experimental drug to fight flu
3. Experimental SARS Vaccine
4. Experimental vaccine for shingles is effective
5. Five AIDS Patients To Receive Experimental Anti-retroviral Drugs
6. Protection against HIV and Herpes is possible with the Experimental Microbicide
7. Experimental Therapy Effective Against Malignant Melanoma in Horses
8. Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug curbs the disease in mic
9. New Guidelines to Be Laid While Testing Experimental Drugs
10. Experimental Drug Deals Effectively with Prostate Cancer Cells
11. Experimental Drug Causes Cytokine Storm
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/27/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... cutting edge technology to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for the millions ... aware of how Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the use of ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film ... Pro X. , "Film editors can give their videos a whole new perspective by ... Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Experts from ... at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center ... care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... in the United States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its ... be the facility Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits ... terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps ... slow progress toward their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 Research ... World Market for Companion Diagnostic Tests" report to their ... Market for Companion Diagnostics The World Market ... and personalized medicine diagnostics. Market analysis in the report includes ... Test Market (In Vitro Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. America, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  MedSource announced today ... its e-clinical software solution of choice.  This latest ... possible value to their clients by offering a ... preferred relationship establishes nowEDC as the EDC platform ... MedSource,s full-service clients.  "nowEDC has long been a ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; ... for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a ... septic shock. With this clearance, Roche is the first ... integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment and management. ... infection and PCT levels in blood can aid clinicians ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: