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A heart attack confirmation test in just 10 minutes

Details of this unique test were presented at a conference of the European Society of Cardiology. Interestingly, thanks to the saliva test, the results come out in just 10 minutes. For this, the patient only has to burn his saliva in the test tube and the immediate result will come out.

Heart attacks require immediate attention because they have to provide access to blood through blocked arteries or there are a number of ways to keep the heart healthy after an ECG. We know that during a heart attack, the heart muscle releases a special protein called troponin. But it takes a long time to diagnose it in the blood.

For this, Dr. Roy Westerch and his colleagues first tried to identify this protein in saliva, but it required a special method for processing, which was worked on.

A heart attack confirmation test in just 10 minutes