A new cardiac troponin high sensitivity test by Roche reduces the observation time that is needed to diagnose a heart attack by troponin from 3 -6 hours to just 1 hour. This much faster diagnosis can lead to better prospects for patients who suffer from a heart attack, because fast treatment is essential as 30 minutes of delay increases the relative risk of mortality with 7, 5%. In addition, the mortality rate of heart attack is the highest in the first hours of onset, so a shorter waiting time between symptoms and diagnosis, and therefore treatment, could potentially save lives.
This article is mostly interesting for healthcare professionals in cardiology and emergency medicine.
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