Heart attacks are unpredictable, even though doctors know obesity, genetic makeup, smoking, and a sedentary lifestyle can be factors in developing heart disease. Now, researcher say they may be able to predict the risk with a new test. The test detects markers or characteristics in the blood that are linked to the risk of having a heart attack. If the patient has all three of certain abnormal biomarkers, they have an 18 percent chance of having a heart attack or dying from one within a year. Researchers hope the test will be available for patients within the next few years
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