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Cardiovascular Disease

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

Within the program, Ochsner is hoping to improve preventive care in certain cancer and cardiac conditions with information from genetic tests performed by Color.

Neurosurgeon Christopher Kellner is developing a test for aneurysm detection and leading an industry-funded effort to profile blood clots from stroke patients.

The test can be used to help doctors in the emergency room diagnose heart attacks faster and more accurately than other troponin tests on the market, Abbott said. 

The algorithm uses age, sex, and information about troponin concentrations in patients to determine the likelihood of a heart attack.  

The company announced that it would begin offering seven proteomic tests at Colorado doctors' practices with up to four more to launch by the end of the year.