Chest Pain Patients Could Get Quick DNA Test for Heart Problems, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital Study

Published: Jul 02, 2013

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Testing fragments of DNA in the blood may be a fast way to find out if a patient's chest pain is due to coronary artery disease according to a new US-led study published online this week in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. When patients complain of chest pain, they have to undergo a time-consuming and expensive set of tests to find out if the cause is something to do with the heart or some other problem, such as in the muscles, lungs or esophagus.

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