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Blood Test May Predict Heart Attack
2012-03-22 08:30:51

A new blood test developed to predict heart attacks as much as two weeks in advance could be a savior to more than 2.5 million Americans at risk, medical news site MyHealthNewsDaily reports. The test, which measures circulating endothelial cells (CECs) in the blood, was used in a study of 50 patients led by Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) — a collaborative program between Scripps Health and the Scripps Research Institute (SRI). CECs in heart attack patients are...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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