Glucometers to detect for heart attack

Yousef Haik, Ahmad Qablan, Andrew Zowlinski, Ching Jen Chen

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Abstract

Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI), commonly referred to as a heart attack, is a disorder in which damage to an area of heart muscle occurs because of an inadequate supply of oxygen to that area leading to damage or death of cells. The damaged tissue results in a permanent loss of contraction of this portion of the heart muscle. AMI occurs in approximately 2 out of 1,000 people per year. It is a major cause of sudden death in adults. Currently there is an interest for the earliest possible determination of AMI for patients admitted to the emergency room with chest pains, both to determine which patients can be safely sent home and which need further care, and because for those how suffered an AMI, treatment with thrombolytic therapy is most beneficial the earlier after an AMI the treatment is instituted.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2004 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2004
EditorsM. Laudon, B. Romanowicz
Pages215-216
Number of pages2
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2004 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 7 Mar 200411 Mar 2004

Other

Other2004 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2004
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period7/3/0411/3/04

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Haik, Y., Qablan, A., Zowlinski, A., & Chen, C. J. (2004). Glucometers to detect for heart attack. In M. Laudon, & B. Romanowicz (Eds.), 2004 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2004 (Vol. 1, pp. 215-216)