9. Blood test could accurately diagnose heart disease
A simple blood test could accurately diagnose heart disease in 2 hours, according to new data published by life science company Prevencio.
Prevencio researchers and the Massachusetts General Hospital collaborated to develop a clinical and multi-protein blood test that could diagnose obstructions in coronary arteries, leading to the prevention of a heart attack.
The blood test, known as HART CAD, was tested on more than 900 subjects by James L. Januzzi, who is a practicing cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. The tests were done to detect obstructions of 70% or more in at least one major coronary artery.