According to The Australian Financial Review, Australian scientists have developed an "early warning system" that has the potential to alert doctors to an impending heart attack and then provide them with tools that may prevent it.
The system has proved effective in mice and there is a strong expectation it will translate to humans. Trials in humans are now being prepared.
This world first research led by the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is published in the premier cardiovascular medical journal, European Heart Journal.
Every year 54,000 Australians suffer a heart attack and 8,600 die as a result of a one. That means, on average, heart attacks claim almost one Australian an hour.
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