The ability to predict risk was even greater when combined with traditional measures of cardiac stress such as BNP.
Fromson joined Michigan Medicine in March 2021. He covers the neurosciences and cardiovascular medicine. He spent three years as a television reporter in West Michigan and is passionate about multimedia storytelling. Twitter: @noahfromson
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