Heart attack: The 'red flag' warning of an increased risk of death in the next three years


“Testing for this biological ‘red flag’ at the same time as other hospital tests identifies those more vulnerable patients who should be receiving closer medical attention.”

Doctor Khamis added: “Importantly, we hope with more research, we can be successful in developing new therapies that specifically combat inflammation to improve outcomes…”

The research project, published in PLOS Medicine – and funded by the BHF – was based on over 250,000 patients who were admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack.

The data – gathered by the NIHR Health Informatics Collaborative (HIC) – revealed the following.


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