James Privitera, M.D., wrote the book "Silent Clots - Life's Biggest Killers".
He would like to see live blood microscopy in every emergency room to evaluate all stroke and cardiovascular patients as well as others with acute medical conditions to determine the presence of clotting. Clotting can clearly be seen in live blood under the microscope through platelet and red blood cell aggregation.
In eighty percent of the heart attacks, the individual does not experience prior chest pain.
If live blood microscopy were performed as part of a routine check-up, it seems likely this potential for heart attack would be picked up early.
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