New blood test may predict heart attack before it happens
Dr. David Samadi weighs in
- Duration 2:18
- Date Mar 28, 2012
Dr. David Samadi weighs in
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Are at a major medical breakthrough that could be life saving a blood test that might -- if you're at high risk of a heart attack before it ever happens.
Doctor David Somalia member of the -- -- -- joins us vice chair of urology department at New York's mount Sinai hospital good to see it so who else but a blood test.
Yeah this is a simple blood test actually it's a very exciting news coming out of scripts in California.
And before we got to -- get these -- these tests I -- -- tell you exactly what happens in someone was having a heart attack right.
You have -- blood that's circulating through blood vessel and the first thing that happens is.
The actual vessel there is some sort of break -- -- you ocean in the wall of the vessels.
What that does it brings a lot of inflammatory cells.
And there are some other Souza gets released in the book it's called circulating.
And don't -- yourselves CEC.
These simple blood test is based on the fact that he can detect.
He's absolutely into a few of yourselves so this is a revolutionary thing.
At this point where.
Two weeks before having a heart attack you can get a simple blood test.
-- you can what is this these are basically this cells in the blood on the left side you have normal cells these are in the studio cells and you can see there are small.
-- -- -- -- There's really not a lot of abnormalities right but there one on the right are the ones who actually had a heart attack and you can see these and go through those those are missed shaped our.
Heather Virginia's star much larger and you can see there are some different nuclear and so by looking at this now we can predict because they to a patient.
That you're on the way of having a harder California -- in about two weeks so this is really important obviously by the time they get to the symptoms of chest pain radiating to the -- -- do the job.
It may be too late so for the first time even though it's a small study.
We would be able to prevent -- predict someone.
-- may have -- you have having a heart attack wind will this become available if at all well right now they're looking at about a hundred patients that this is a small study but if you disagree discovery what they found was.
That if you have more than nine of these cells abnormal cells.
With not only 3% accuracy they can't say that you would have a heart attack so it's -- on its way.
To really become a man you don't take preventive measures it's a big step for prevention of heart disease is you -- doctor -- money good to see you result I suspect someone.