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Spatial examination of heart activity can save lives

Approximately 260,000 Germans suffer a myocardial infarction annually. Many of them die – This means that acute myocardial infarction is still one of the main causes of death in Germany. Patients who do survive often suffer long-term consequences for the rest of their lives.

Fast and reliable diagnosis gives patients the best chances of surviving a myocardial infarction and is the only way that treatment can be initiated immediately. People with non-specific chest pain usually consult their GP first. His initial diagnosis therefore impacts all further diagnostic and treatment strategies. So far, ECG has been the method of choice, but the latest studies have produced alarming results:

One study conducted at eight German heart centers and presented at the annual congress of the European Society of Cardiology in Stockholm discovered that conventional ECG only detects approximately 30% of all infarctions. Even blood tests like Troponin may not yield findings until hours later. CARDIOGONIOMETRY, or CGM for short, can detect over 70% of all infarctions – even where other tests remain non-diagnostic.

CGM is a new method for diagnosing myocardial infarctions faster and more reliably in clinical practice and outpatient settings – It is stress-free for the patient and takes just 12 seconds. A mere 5 quickly attached electrodes are needed to record the heart signals. All in all, CGM supports much faster diagnosis and treatment – and thus saves lives and enhances quality of life for patients!

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