At present, the risk of stroke and heart attack is increasing among young people. But from now on you can know in advance whether you are at risk of heart attack or not by taking blood test. If there is a risk of heart attack, you can know 4 years earlier through a blood test.
A study of 11,000 participants found that protein measurements in the blood can predict your risk of stroke or heart failure at least 4 years in advance. A US company in Colorado conducted the research.
The health of the heart muscle mainly depends on the level of troponin protein present in the blood. If there is any kind of inflammation in it, the amount of troponin in the blood increases.
Troponin serves as a biomarker in determining the risk of heart attack. Based on which the results of this blood test are determined.
The scientist is also 100 percent sure about the transparency of the results of this test. The research was recently published in the ‘Science Translational Medicine Journal’.
The aim of the study, it said, was to develop a proteomic prognostic test that provides early warning of stroke and heart failure.
Based on measuring 5,000 proteins from the blood samples of 22,849 people, scientists have identified 27 specific proteins that can predict heart attack, stroke or even heart failure 4 years in advance.
In an interview with The Guardian, Stephen Williams, the chief scientist of the study, said that through this test, a glimpse of whether a person needs better treatment, what kind of treatment or medicine he is taking, and what changes in lifestyle need to be made.