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Cerebrovascular accidents (strokes) can now be predicted with blood tests that measure the levels of 2 particular proteins (Lp-PLA2 and CRP) involved with inflammation. The information obtained from the tests are highly sensitive and allow the physician to implement a management plan to prevent an impending stroke. Researchers also hope that further studies can determine if the protein markers can be targeted for future drug therapy.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters Health
About: Stroke risk detected with blood tests
Date: 28 November 2005
Source: Reuters Health
Author: Anthony J Brown
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