Scientists know how to quickly identify a heart attack

A team of scientists has developed an algorithm that allows to quickly and efficiently identify a heart attack. According to experts, 10% of patients treated in the emergency Department with symptoms of acute myocardial infarction. Thanks to the timely detection of a heart attack could save many lives, according to “Orthodox”.

Scientists have tested the algorithm on 4350 patients who came to the emergency Department because of acute chest pain. The algorithm is designed to assess levels of high sensitivity troponin T and I proteins, which damage the myocardium into the blood stream.


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The method was safe and effective. Using it in 99% of cases it turned out to correctly determine whether the patient coronary angiography (examination of the coronary arteries). The algorithm successfully coped with its task even if the person came to the emergency room after three hours or more after the onset of chest pain.

Earlier it was reported that scientists have found a simple way to prevent stroke and heart attack.