There is a new sensitive test that Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered. According to them, patients who are diabetic might have 6 times the risk of having a heart failure even if they do not suffer from a cholesterol problem and even if they appeared to be healthy. The results of this newest study have suggested that patients with diabetes and those with pre-diabetes might be suffering from it without being detected, but they have the possibility to have heart muscle damage according to the researchers.

The heart damage might happen regardless if the cholesterol of the patient with diabetes is normal or not. It cannot affect the test results according to Selvin. Even if they treat diabetic people using statins, you might not be able to fully address the rising risk of death and heart failure in the populace according to Selvin. This underlines the need to prevent diabetes & pre-diabetes. The study depend on the sensitivity test especially designed to know the minute levels of troponin, this is a protein released into the blood when heart cells die.

Relieving patient’s condition and the risk of heart attack

The ER doctors have taken at troponin levels to help know if a new patient suffers from a heart attack according to Selvin. When a heart attack is ongoing, the heart cells leak big amounts of troponin through the bloodstream. The test being used in this type of study is 10xs more sensitive than those being used by the ER of most hospitals and it can even detect the proof of chronic heart muscle damage even in patients who have no signs of heart ailments according to the study. this sensitive troponin test is not yet been proven effective by the USFD, but that can be used by doctors to know who among their patients suffer from chronic, but undetected heart muscle damage according to Selvin.

Findings and tests regarding heart damage

The findings suggest that the test will be helpful enough to know if the people with onset heart damage, she added. It might stand along with the cholesterol test as a tool for screening the heart ailment possibility. This is the newest report of Johns Hopkins researchers and they have looked for enough amounts of troponin in over 9,300 people within the long term heart study risk. But none of them had the signs of the heart ailment. Around ½ of the people had tracked enough quantity of troponin in the bloodstream, this is an indication that the heart muscles are suffering from damages that are yet unseen.

According to the researchers, diabetic individuals are more prone to having higher trace amounts of troponin in the bloodstream than those who are non-diabetics. People under the pre-diabetes condition were 1/3 more prone to having higher traces of troponin in the blood and this is according to a study. people with diabetes with higher trace amounts of troponin in the blood are prone to having heart failure by around 6 times and they are also prone to having heart ailments compared to those without diabetes and traces of troponin.