Chris Newmarker

June 23, 2016

1 Min Read
Heart Attack Detector Runs on One Blood Drop

Koninklijke Philips recently came out with a handheld blood test that it claims can cut the time to diagnose a heart attack from one hour to less than 10 minutes. The Minicare I-20 system measures cardiac troponin I (cTnI), a protein that is excreted by the heart muscle into the blood following a heart attack. The Minicare I-20 delivers on-the-spot test results comparable with those obtained in a laboratory, enabling the physician to decide on treatment without delay, according to Philips.

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