A Simple Blood Test May Predict the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

According to recent research from the US, a simple blood test currently used for diagnostics of heart attacks can be also used to predict the risk of cardiovascular disease.simple blood test may predict cardiovascular disease

Scientists analyzed a group of 8,121 people aged 54–74 who took part in the study of Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities. None of the participants previously has been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.

The lead study author Dr. Christie Ballantyne, the cardiology chief at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, says: “If the first time you find out that you're at risk for heart failure is when you actually start getting short of breath and you end up in the hospital, you probably have advanced heart disease already, and it is going to be harder to treat than if that person took steps years earlier.”

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