Prediciting Who Will Have a Heart Attack — And Who Won't

Boston cardiologist James Muller has made it his mission to be able to predict heart attacks in patients. He has “developed a tool that analyzes deposits of cholesterol called plaques that accumulate in the coronary arteries and are the telltale signature of the disease that causes heart attacks.” But Muller says he is still in the process of testing the tool to see if it will be effective on a large population. If Muller can take some of the guesswork out of the world’s leading killer, it could revolutionize the treatment of heart disease. [WSJ]