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Blood Test for Hidden Heart Disease in Men

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Researchers from Edinburgh and Glasgow have found that men with higher levels of troponin in their blood were more likely to have a heart attack or die of heart disease up to 15 years later. The 3,300 men enrolled in the study had no prior history of heart disease, but had high cholesterol. The findings are published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.