Cardiovascular Disease

News on molecular diagnostics, pharmacogenomics tests for coronary artery disease, congenital heart defects, and more.

A high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T assay ruled out myocardial infarction in about 55 percent of patients within an hour, according to a new study.

A panel led by the FH Foundation recommends routine genetic testing for those with very high LDL cholesterol and a family history of high cholesterol or early heart attack.

The agency cleared two of the firm's high-sensitivity troponin I assays for use on the Atellica IM and Advia Centaur XP/XPT immunoassay analyzers.

The investigators noted that the Siemens assay enables more institutions to introduce high-sensitivity cardiac troponin testing for patients outside the US.

A new study has demonstrated that adding analysis of a specific type of triglyceride may improve the ability to identify individuals at risk for heart attack and stroke.