samedi 14 mars 2009

Israel's Elfi-Tech brings blood coagulation tests home

An Israeli start-up has developed a new device that allows stroke or heart attack patients to check blood coagulation levels at home, without the need of a needle.

This weekly visit to the doctor can quickly become a hassle and studies show that once a patient starts to feel better, many drop out of the program. If they are lucky, they won't have another attack, but the studies suggest that many patients end up right back where they started, or sometimes in a worse situation than before. Now an Israeli company, Elfi-Tech has developed a device that could make blood coagulation checkups less irksome.

The technology not only checks coagulation levels without drawing blood, but it also lets patients do the test at home.
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Source: article de David Shamah @ ISRAEL21c