The electric thimble that detects the signs of heart disease YEARS before you feel ill…

Posted on November 10th, 2009 by Kelley Luckstein

We all know we should probably eat more healthily, take more exercise and cut back on alcohol, but unless there’s something obviously wrong, most of us blithely carry on…

 

The Endo-Pat consists of two thimble-sized sensors that are placed over the index fingers to detect irregularities in blood flow. The device is made in Israel by Itamar Medical and the company claims it is being used in research centres in more than 40 countries. Last July it was approved for use in Japan’s national health insurance plan. It is also being used at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in the U.S…

 

the Mayo Clinic is now carrying out research to find drugs and nutrients that repair the damage. Professor Amir Lerman, expert in cardiovascular diseases at the Mayo Clinic, is looking at the dietary supplement L-arginine, an amino acid the body uses to produce nitric oxide

 

Mail Online, by Jerome Burne, 11/10/09

Tags: Cardiology, Endo-Pat, heart disease

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