FDA Approves New Heart Disease Test For Black Women

December 16, 2014 8:18 PM

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved a new heart disease test that's primarily for African-American women.

The test works by measuring any built-up inflammation found in the arteries, and shows certain elevated risks of heart attack or stroke despite cholesterol levels. This is done through the examination of the lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) in the blood that help determine if artery...

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