Science and Technology Go Hand in Hand to Maintain a Healthy Heart : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

 
Bookmark and Share

Science and Technology Go Hand in Hand to Maintain a Healthy Heart

February 10, 2010

Science and Technology Go Hand in Hand to Maintain a Healthy Heart
The average time from start of chest pain to receiving ER medical attention is 3.2 hours

Mississauga, ON (rushPRnews) 02/10/10 — Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US and is a major cause of disability.  In 2009, an estimated 785,000 Americans had a new coronary attack, and about 470,000 of these will have a recurrent attack.  About every 25 seconds, an American will have a coronary event, and about one every minute will die from one.

When it comes to cardiac events and survival, the key factors for a successful recovery are time to diagnosis, accuracy of diagnosis, and appropriate clinical management.  For patients suffering from a heart attack, every minute counts, yet the average time from start of chest pain to receiving ER medical attention is 3.2 hours.  More shocking still, the average turn-around time of lab-based test results is 2.8 hours, even with the widespread of developing Chest pain centers across the USA.

“As a physician with primary training in cardiology, I am aware that basic medical research is critical to improving cardiac care.  Yet new technology is increasingly offering the promise of better and more timely diagnoses,” says Dr. Yahia Gawad, CEO and director of Ontario-based CardioGenics Holdings Inc., which develops tests for the In Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) test market, says.  Dr. Gawad believes that with the minimum time to detect a heart attack using today’s lab-based immunodiagnostics is whopping 4.5 hours from symptom outset, faster and more efficient testing at the patient bedside is needed.

Gawad himself has played a significant role in this quest.  CardioGenics’ QL Care® Analyzer is a fully portable, fully automated, compact analyzer that can deliver accurate results of cardiac tests anywhere.  The device measures 8" x 9" x 5", weighs approximately 7 pounds, and is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can operate for 8 to 10 hours between charges.  A standard memory processor has the storage capacity to hold up to 5,000 patient records.

The technology is designed to be operated by both personnel who lack specific laboratory training as well as by testing specialists. The Analyzer can deliver the results of a cardiac test within 15 minutes. Once test results have been obtained, the data can be transferred to any network via RS323 and USB ports, with Bluetooth capability still in development.  A touch LCD screen incorporates an intuitive graphical user interface that facilitates operation; the testing results are viewable on-screen and can also be printed out via an internal printer.

Dr. Gawad added, “The key to a timely diagnosis is to measure the difference between normal and abnormal concentrations of potential disease markers. Most immunoassay technologies in routine use in the emergency rooms do not have the sensitivity needed to do this effectively.  New ultra-sensitive tests are needed to detect specific markers for heart attacks. Immunoassay developers are on a continuous hunt to discover technologies that can detect minute concentrations of proteins in clinical samples.”

For more information, log on to www.cardiogenics.com.

Media Contact Name: Laura Colontrelle
Media Phone: 212-825-3210
Media Web Address: www.irgnews.com
Company Contact Name: Janet Vasquez
Company Phone: 212-825-3210
Company Web Address: www.cardiogenics.com
Main image credits: fotolia.com
About the author:

Janet Vasquez, Director of Corporate Communications

About IRG

We are The Investor Relations Group (IRG), a full-service corporate communications firm that provides investor relations and public relations services to nano-, micro- and small-cap companies providing them with the equivalent in-house services of a large-cap company.

http://www.investorrelationsgroup.com

Click here to see all news from this author/company

Filed Under: Health and Fitness, Lifestyle, PRESS RELEASE

RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at rushprnews.com / AH Marketing ahmarketinggroup.com

Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.

RSSFeed PRESS & SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASES

Heero: the Perfect 3D Printing Partner Monitors & Controls Progress

Brisbane, Australia 07/21/16 · Heero: Aussie Design Team Launches Kickstarter for Device...

Wharton MBA Students to Release World’s First Consumer Smart-Mirror

NEW YORK 07/20/16 · A team of Wharton MBA students announced that...

Gallery Pouch Protects your Artwork During Shipping

Dallas, Texas 07/14/16 · Great protective packaging when shipping all delicate objects...

SAP Shows Further Commitment to the SME Market by Hiring New President

London, UK 07/14/16 · If, when you think about SAP SE's main...

What Credit Market Experts Are Saying about Brexit

London, UK 07/08/16 · In the initial hours after the leave vote...

Why Starting Off with VPS Hosting is a Wise Decision

London, UK 06/27/16 · You may have heard the term ‘VPS Hosting,...

FlipBelt Launches Hydration Belt for Runners and Fitness Enthusiasts

DENVER, CO 06/22/16 · FlipBelt announces new version of its wildly popular...

Kickstarter Fun: Wu & Y: Combines Art & Activewear

Brooklyn, NY 06/16/16 · Artistic Activewear Brand Raises 20K on the First...

Nursing Schools Struggle to Keep Up With Demand for Nurses

Peoria, Illinois 06/15/16 · Recent studies carried out by the Georgetown Center...

20 Dollars Discount On All PR Distribution Packages Now

San Francisco 06/14/16 · Time to share the joy again! We just...