Essay on What Makes A Heart Attack?

756 Words Nov 16th, 2015 4 Pages
In the year of 2014 the month of September an article was published in an ‘Emergency Nurse’ journal. The heading of this article is “Protein Test May Ensure Quick Diagnosis of Heart Attack.” We all know that the odds of knowing when a heart attack may happen are very low. While a group of research nurses have come to the conclusion that you may be able to predict when a heart attack may happen by doing a simple protein test. Heart attacks can be fatal and hard to detect. This is what makes this discovery and hypothesis great.
Research nurses that work in the Manchester Royal Infirmary and Salford Royal Hospital have come up with the prediction that using the protein ‘fatty acid binding protein (H-FABP)’ can help speed up the diagnosis of a heart attack. These research nurses would like to see if this protein will be more effective at detecting heart attacks than the method doctors have at hospitals today. They have discovered that the H-FABP protein rises after the patient has a heart attack. They are running tests to see if this is possible. If it ends up to be possible, the discovery, they have done will save millions of lives.
This test belongs to the “Manchester Acute Coronary Syndromes Decision Rule.” This rule, assists patients that present with chest pain and are also admitted to emergency departments in the hospitals. This “decision rule” plays a key factor on how the test will take place. The research nurses are not just testing with the Fatty Acid Binding…

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