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Abnormal cells may signal hidden heart risk

Damage to blood vessel lining shows up in blood tests

2:29pm, March 21, 2012

Many people who go to a hospital with chest pain don’t end up having a heart attack. A new study that identifies certain abnormal cells in patients’ blood might lead to screening tests to spot those who remain at risk, despite passing standard diagnostic tests.

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