“Many Heart Attacks Go Undetected After Surgery”

Heart attacks after noncardiac surgery may go unnoticed without simple blood test

(dailyRx News) Heart attacks often come with warning signs, such as pain or discomfort in the chest. Attacks after surgery, however, may go undetected unless patients have a blood test that can spot heart trouble.

Every year, more than 8 million adults worldwide experience a heart attack or heart injury after surgery. Within a month, 10 percent of those individuals die.

According to a new investigation, about 85 percent of those heart attacks and injuries may go unnoticed because patients may not experience typical symptoms. An easy blood test, however, can identify a potential heart problem and increase a patient’s chance of survival.

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