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BelCARDIO® – Rapid Test

Myocardial infarction patient, yes or no?

Whether as a resident physician, in an emergency outpatient clinic or in a rescue mission, they must quickly and unequivocally diagnose chest pain or similar symptoms of their patients. Whether a heart attack has occurred or whether another cause is probable cannot always be determined without doubt. The BelCARDIO® rapid test detects in exactly 10 minutes whether your patient has suffered a myocardial infarction.

The qualitative point-of-care test BelCARDIO uses two biomarkers, “hFABP” (Heart-type fatty acid binding protein), which is detectable in capillary blood about 20 minutes after the incident, and the biomarker “Troponin I”, which can be reliably detected only about 4 hours after an acute myocardial infarction. Both biomarkers detect a myocardial infarction with high specificity and an accuracy of approx. 90% within a time frame of approx. 30 minutes to 24 hours. Exactly after 10 minutes you will receive with double certainty all the information for your diagnosis and thus increase the patient’s chances of recovery and thus reduce permanent damage to the patient.

In daily practice, the rapid test allows patients with thoracic pains of less than 20% with complaints of actual cardiac origin to reliably recognise those with acute myocardial infarction. Even a mild myocardial infarction or an infarction without ECG changes can be detected.

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