Point-of-care testing

The right diagnosis at the right time

The increasing use of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin testing is helping heart attack patients get the care they need more quickly while also reducing pressure on emergency departments.

Sameh Fahmy
Published on 28. September 2021

In many cases, the chest pain, shortness of breath and nausea strike suddenly and dramatically. Other times, patients experience a milder feeling of pressure or fullness in the chest that comes and goes. 

Causes of chest pain

A visit to the emergency department

Waiting for troponin I test results
When ruling out a potential myocardial infarction, every minute spent waiting on test results comes at a cost.

Faster, more convenient cardiac troponin testing

“Time is muscle”

Leading causes of death globally

A major global healthcare issue

Global incidence of cardiovascular disease

By Sameh Fahmy
Sameh Fahmy, MS, is an award-winning freelance medical and technology journalist based in Athens, Georgia, USA.