Miracle Machine Makes Heroic Rescues And Leaves Patients In Limbo
The latest miracle machine in modern medicine whose use has skyrocketed in recent years is saving people from the brink of death: adults whose lungs have been ravaged by the flu; a trucker who was trapped underwater in a crash; a man whose heart had stopped working for an astonishing seven hours.
DNA test may help predict likelihood of heart disease
The idea of using a person's entire DNA sequence to predict heart disease got a boost from a new study that successfully used the method. The study used a genetic assessment called a polygenic risk score, or PRS, which looks at many variations in DNA that influence disease. Use of polygenic risk scores is considered one of the most promising advances in heart disease research.