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Doctors Say Fingers Can Help Detect Heart Disease

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Doctors say there’s a non-invasion test that can predict your risk for a heart attack.

According to WFOR, the test is called the Endopat and it measures the blood flow in your fingers.

Doctors say this is possible because the lining of every blood vessel in the body, or the endothelium, can explain how healthy the heart may be.

Dr. Steven Reisman of the New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center says that studies have shown that when the endothelium is abnormal in the brachial artery of the arm, it will be abnormal in the heart as well.

For more information: miami.cbslocal.com.