Handheld Heart Attack Sensor Device
Measures Cardiac Troponin Concentration to Detect Heart-Attack
This low-cost, handheld electronic heart-attack sensor used to rapidly and accurately determine blood-troponin levels. Prior to the onset of a heart attack, blood-troponin concentration increases, marking a period in which damage to the myocardial cells is still reversible. Heart attacks represent one of the five most common reasons for emergency room visits, making the need for more effective testing methods urgent. This technology eliminates time-consuming expensive tests, limited effectiveness in emergency room situations.