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$50 Blood Test Could Predict CHF Readmission Risk
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A simple blood test may be able to predict the likelihood that a patient with congestive heart failure will be readmitted to the hospital or die within a year of a hospital discharge, says a study published in the online issue of the American Journal of Cardiology. The inexpensive blood test, performed at admission and again at discharge, can help doctors make important decisions about care, and reduce the risk of costly readmissions.

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