July 9, 2007 – According to The Results for Life Campaign, lab tests for heart attacks enable accurate diagnosis and targeted treatment, resulting in faster, better care for patients suffering from a heart attack by providing physicians with vital information in a matter of minutes.
Heart attacks, particularly in women, are not always easily recognizable and can be incorrectly diagnosed. Lab tests help distinguish between heart damage and other problems, even if symptoms are mild or other tests do not find a problem. The Results for Life Campaign indicates that lab tests, such as the Troponin test, can diagnose heart attack many hours, or even days, after it has occurred, allowing physicians to prevent further damage even if the patient was slow to seek medical care.
For more information: www.labresultsforlife.org