Protein Test Shows Success in Predicting Heart Attacks A new blood test that checks for a certain protein proves just as good at predicting the risk of a heart attack as conventional cholesterol tests, according to a new study. The results leave heart experts at odds over whether the test should become a part of routine checkups. NPR's Richard Knox reports.

Protein Test Shows Success in Predicting Heart Attacks

Protein Test Shows Success in Predicting Heart Attacks

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A new blood test that checks for a certain protein proves just as good at predicting the risk of a heart attack as conventional cholesterol tests, according to a new study. The results leave heart experts at odds over whether the test should become a part of routine checkups. NPR's Richard Knox reports.