Cardiac ‘bruising’ may predict worse heart attack

Source: BBC Health News

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Date of publication: June 2016

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: UK researchers say they have found a new way to tell if a heart attack is more severe and might cause lasting harm – by looking for bruising or bleeding in the heart muscle.  Patients with this sign on scans more often develop serious problems like heart failure, says the Glascow team.

It’s hoped the discovery could help with preventing such complications.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: BBC Health News

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