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UK researchers create early stage blood test for heart failure

June 5, 2019

The new test is designed to measure the B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) protein, as well as other proteins in the blood to enable better diagnosis of heart failure. It will simultaneously measure 25 proteins from blood samples of heart failure patients.

To assess whether the proteins would identify patients with heart failure, the test was then applied to more than 400 blood samples obtained from people with and without the condition.