A simple test for the early detection of a heart attack

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A simple test for the early detection of a heart attack


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An estimated 17 million people die in a year due to cardiovascular disease (WHO). According to the Heart Foundation, almost 1 million Americans will have a heart attack in 2014; nearly half of them will occur without prior symptoms or warning signs. Many people, including people who have had previous heart attacks or those with diabetes, may have ischemic episodes (silent ischemia) without pain and knowing it. They may have a heart attack with no prior warning. At present, there is no point-of-care test to detect these early or silent signs of a heart attack. We will develop a point-of-care test for the detection of early or hidden signs of a heart attack using ischemia markers that appears within 6 min in the blood after the onset of symptoms. Ischemia is an early symptom of a heart attack. The role of cardiac ischemia in the pathophysiology of heart attack is known for >50 years. However, the assessment of myocardial ischemia is still not part of routine clinical diagnostic or management strategies for the detection of a heart attack. We are listed in AngelList: https://angel.co/pointcare-genomics Our recent WordPress blog: Is Heart Attack a Feminist? http://pointcaregenomics.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/is-heart-attack-a-feminist/ .



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This is massively good goal! The earlier you can detect this risk factors, the better your chances. Making early detection available without the need for lab equipment WILL save lives.

Aug 20, 2014 - 9:26 PM by Musole K

Thank you for posting this video, Tonny! This is a really cool new way of testing for 3 health issues, very informative!

Jul 17, 2014 - 3:00 PM by Courtland L

Thank you, Please help us to achieve this goal, which is our passion. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/saving-life-through-early-detection-of-heart-attack

Jul 21, 2014 - 1:41 PM by Tonny J

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