Researchers discover possible heart attack predictor

Posted at 8:39 PM, Mar 25, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-25 22:39:08-04

Researchers at Intermountain Medical Center say they may have made a breakthrough in predicting heart attacks.

They say they have made a connection between some genetic molecules and the imminent threat of a heart attack. Researchers believe that low levels of a certain MicroRNA cause a genetic dysfunction and may signal an oncoming heart attack.

Researchers say these findings are most important for people who may not show any outward signs of heart disease, but could actually be at a great risk.