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Stroke risk detected with blood tests

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

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About: Stroke risk detected with blood tests

Date: 28 November 2005

Source: Reuters Health

Author: Anthony J Brown

URL: http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=healthNews&storyID=2005-11-28T222514Z_01_ARM880678_RTRUKOC_0_US-BLOOD-TESTS-STROKE.xml&archived=False

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