Early prediction of cardiovascular disease risk
The goal of the developed biomedical microequipment is changes in the blood Identify those that occur before you become one heart attack or stroke is coming. Such an early forecast could help save millions of lives around the world each year.
In a recent study involving experts from University of Sydney the method has already been proposed minimal platelet changes Find out what can lead to heart attack and stroke.
You can read the results of the research in the English-language journal “Analyst”.
Many deaths from cardiovascular disease
In Germany, according to Robert Koch Institute (RKI) asi 40 percent of all deaths associated with cardiovascular disease. Ischemic heart disease is especially common heart attacks and strokes.
Heart attacks and strokes often occur without warning
Heart attacks and strokes are common up without warninghow often over blood clot explain the researchers involved in the new study.
But long before a heart attack or stroke occurs, be there minor changes in the blood detectable. For example, blood flow is often disrupted, which leads to increased blood clotting and inflammation, which then causes the so-called clog blood vessels be able.
The device only requires a blood sample
The newly developed micro device aims subtle platelet changes identify before a heart attack or stroke occurs. The device could use a simple pin prick test for this blood sample removed from a man’s finger, the team reports.
Then the sample will be taken to platelet coagulation and inflammatory reactions of white blood cells. This information could then be immediately evaluated by an external operating system.
Test at-risk people every day
“The device would work so that the risk person, e.g. B. someone with heart disease uses it daily. Using a prick test, the device would monitor their blood and alert them to potentially dangerous changes“Explains the author of the study Dr. Arnold Lining Ju of University of Sydney in a recent press release.
If in such a test and identified critical change be, the persons concerned would have to go further monitoring hospital visitsadds paramedic.
Better understanding of the causes of blood clots
“We hope that this facility will explain why and how blood clots form, and that if successful, it could one day be used in a number of health care scenarios.“, Emphasizes the author of the study Professor Shaun Jackson.
Until now, it has been difficult to predict when a heart attack or stroke may occur. Thus, these diseases appear to occur by chance, which sometimes happens without physical symptoms, explains the author of the study Laura Moldavská.
In reality, however, in such a case the slightest physical change in the blood affected people and that the new facility is capable of just that monitor microscopic changes very carefullyso Moldovan.
The next step is Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be used to understand the blood count of individuals and the like to create a personal blood profile, reports the team. (as)
Author and resource information
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- Lining Arnold Ju, Sabine Kossmann, Yunduo Charles Zhao, Laura Moldovan, Yingqi Zhang et al .: Microfluidic post method for 3-dimensional modeling of platelet-leukocyte interactions; in: Analyst (published 18.02.2022), Analyst
- University of Sydney: Micro-equipment could detect early signs of heart attack or stroke (veröffentlicht 20.06.2022), University of Sydney
- Rober Koch Institute: Cardiovascular Diseases (accessed June 20, 2022), RKI
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