New Device Allows For Heart Disease Testing From Drop Of Blood

June 1, 2009

Massachusetts (ChattahBox) – A new device that was developed by Harvard and Northeastern Universities have given a new way to test for heart disease, published online in The FASEB Journal.

The new method allows scientists and doctors to test harvest endothelial progenitor cells, which are responsible for the creation of vascular tissue, and all from less then a drop of blood.

The device, which is smaller then a cassette tape, not only gives a revolutionary way to test for a devastating disease that kills millions (especially women), but it takes us one step further to lab-grown vascular tissue, which can be used in a number of transplants and operations, and could save even more lives.


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2 Responses to “New Device Allows For Heart Disease Testing From Drop Of Blood”

  1. New Device Allows For Heart Disease Testing From Drop Of Blood … on June 1st, 2009 10:15 pm

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  2. richard gibson on June 3rd, 2009 2:03 pm

    Testing at the right time and the right place are crucial in determining how fast a recovery you get. Regular blood tests and monitoring are essential in tackling disorders related to the heart. It ensures that any warning sign is detected early. I have come across at least 3000 heart disease cases in the past years. Over 50% of them could have had a better life if they had been diagnosed earlier.

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