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Heart Attack markers help show risk of who will have a heart attack

Some people may be more at risk for heart attacks than others and not know it.
Doctors know that obesity, genetic makeup and smoking can be factors in developing heart disease.
   
But Cardiologists still can't tell who will suffer from a heart attack and when.
Now researchers at Medstar Heart Institute in Washington DC say they may have the answer.
   
It's a new test that detects "Bio Markers" or characteristics in the blood that are linked to the risk of having a heart attack.

"So it could have a profound impact on how the physician treats the patient once he knows what the biomarker score is."

If a patient has multiple abnormal biomarkers, they have an 18 % chance of having a heart attack or dying from one within a year.
    
Researchers hope the test will be available for patients within the next few years.