Blood test can help identify stroke risk following heart surgery

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Blood test can help identify stroke risk following heart surgery
Blood test can help identify stroke risk following heart surgery
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 study's subjects.
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