Cardiology

Addressing the difficulty of diagnosing heart attacks

Diagnosing heart attacks after heart surgery remains difficult due to shortcomings of current diagnostic tools when applied to postoperative patients, including the electrocardiogram and blood tests to detect levels of cardiac ...

Cardiology

Curtailed sleep may alter how intense exercise stresses the heart

In a new study, participants underwent an intense bout of exercise after both normal sleep and after three nights of curtailed sleep. When they exercised after curtailed sleep, the levels of the heart injury biomarker troponin ...

Cardiology

Protein in blood is sign of heart damage after surgery

After being anesthetized and undergoing major surgery, up to one in five patients have increased levels of the protein troponin in their blood. This can be a sign of heart damage. Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden ...

Cardiology

Spit in a tube to diagnose heart attack

A saliva test could fast track heart attack diagnosis, according to preliminary research presented today at ESC Congress 2020.

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