heart attacks

Noninvasive CT scans are far better at finding clogged arteries that can trigger a heart attack than the exercise stress tests most chest pain patients take, research shows. A new head-to-head comparison of CT angiograms and stress tests show the scans correctly identified blockages in nine out of 10 people, while stress tests picked up… Read more

A new nano-biochip tht can analyze a few drops of saliva could possibly help give early diagnosis of a heart attack, report researchers at the University of Texas at Austin. The device, the size of a credit card, can produce results in as little as 15 minutes. It could someday be used to assay a patient’s saliva on board an ambulance, the doctors office or even the local drugstore, helping prevent unnecessary damage from cardiac disease.