Don’t miss a beat! Three out of four heart failure cases could be detected sooner

Written by Darcy Hodge, Editor

Heart failure

One simple blood test could make all the difference in detecting heart failure. Researchers from the University of Oxford (UK) have used real-world data (RWD) to find that one recommended blood test may have allowed heart failure to be diagnosed at a treatable stage. The findings have been published in the European Heart Journal. The study was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and utilized RWD from over 14,000 GP practice surgeries. The data itself was investigated to see how frequently a natriuretic peptide (NP) test was administered between January 1, 2004, and December 31, 2018. Such...

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