In diagnosing a heart attack every minute counts
  • Today's diagnostic standards

    • ECG (electrocardiogram)
    • Blood test
      Creatine Kinase (CK, CK-MB) Myoglobin
    • Troponin T test

    With a Troponin test doctors have additional and more precise information within 30 minutes.

  • Previous diagnostic standards

    • ECG (electrocardiogram)
    • Blood test
      Creatine Kinase (CK, CK-MB) Myoglobin

    ECG is a standard diagnostic method, but still misses a substantial percentage of heart attacks (up to 60%).

In diagnosing a heart attack every minute counts.

What is a heart attack?

Heart attacks are caused by the interruption of the blood supply to parts of the heart

Heart attacks are caused by the interruption of the blood supply to parts of the heart, causing heart cells to die. This is most commonly due to blockage of a coronary artery following the rupture of a substance called arterial plaque from the inner wall of the arteries.