Doctors find clue in quest to predict heart attackMost heart attacks happen when fatty deposits in an artery burst open, and a blood clot then forms to seal the break. If the clot is too big, it blocks off blood flow. The problem: Today's best tests can't predict when that's about to happen. Wednesday, Scripps researchers reported a new lead — by searching people's blood for cells that appear to flake off the lining of a severely diseased artery.
By: Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer