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New blood test identifies stroke risk following heart surgery with greater accuracy than present methods.


The results of a blood test done immediately after heart surgery can be a meaningful indicator of postoperative stroke risk, a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has found.  An acutely elevated level of blood urea nitrogen (BUN), a measure of kidney function detected through blood testing, was the most powerful predictor of postoperative stroke among the

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