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

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“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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