Whoa! Know The Signs Of A Heart Attack Before Even The Patient Realizes!
What is a Heart Attack?
A heart attack is a state where a segment of heart muscle stops functioning as blood gets cut off when an artery supplying the heart muscle is blocked by a blood clot. The World Health Organization estimates 17.5 million died from a heart attack in 2018. This is 30 percent of all deaths globally. More than 250000 people die before even reaching the reaching hospital.
So how do you avert the risk of a heart attack with a device?
The heart sends signals to the body which are called ?cardiac biomarkers?. If the levels of biomarkers are monitored in the earliest stages of a heart attack, one can have a close to 100 percent chance of survival. If precautionary measures and emergency medical support is provided in time, heart attacks can be prevented, effectively.
What are some of the crucial biomarkers?
? Troponin I and T
? Creatine phosphokinase (CK)
? Lactic dehydrogenase (LDH)
? Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)
These biomarkers are present in our blood, tissues or muscles. Detecting these biomarkers can alert the user of the device about the probability of a heart attack and he can take precautionary measures.
The device doesn't need a blood test or ECG. It keeps analyzing data at regular intervals. The device can be worn around the wrist or placed near the chest similar to a patch. As soon the device senses biomarker levels going beyond prescribed point, it will alert the patient of a possible cardiac arrest.
Benefits Of This Device:
This device can save the life of a patient having cardiac problems Patients can avert the risk of a heart attack effectively
This saves the cost of a medical procedure done to reverse the effect of a heart attack
It is a cost-effective device that helps the patient save money on expensive tests
Use Of This Device In Other Than Cardiac Patients:
Sports: Athletes and sports persons can analyze their bodily responses to every risk of a heart attack during their game.
Firefighters, Soldiers: Firefighters and soldiers work in harsh environments without any alert on their health which can be potentially dangerous. The vitals notification can help firefighters to implement self-evacuation in case of arising symptoms.
The Developer Of This Device:
Akash Manoj a class 10th student from Tamil Nadu, founded this device, a non-invasive self-diagnosis device of 'silent heart attack'.
Manoj has received several awards:
1. The National Child Award for exceptional achievement
2. A gold medal by President Ram Nath Kovind in November 2017
3. Presidential Innovation Scholar by former President Pranab Mukherjee on March 2017
Research Institutions Working On This Technology:
The University of Texas at Tyler