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Heart scan may pick up signs of sudden death risk
eMediNexus,  22 May 2019
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Scientists state that a new scan technique could identify people at risk of collapsing and dying suddenly from a hidden heart condition. Normally, in people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, signs of structural changes in the heart can only be identified after death.However, University of Oxford researchers used microscopic imaging to spot the same patterns in living patients.The research team focused on detecting those at risk of sudden death, by looking for abnormal fibre patterns in the heart which could lead to potentially
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