Usually heart failure, or congestive heart failure, develops when your heart cannot pump enough blood that is required for your body’s needs and is a consequence of a long-time stress on the heart caused by either prolonged hypertension, diabetes or a stiffening of the heart walls. But since it happens over time you may not know a tipping point. Now latest research in The European Journal of Heart Failure has shown that a urine test and its deranged markers may help detect potential heart failure in high-risk patients and resort to preventive methods early enough. The findings are not exactly new but because the study involved a large sample size, it establishes the validity of a urine test to detect heart disease early.
WHAT ARE URINE MARKERS?
The study found that people with consistently high levels of urinary albumin excretion (UAE) and serum creatinine were at a higher risk of developing heart failure. All that the