New thrombosis radar aims to check the death rate of cardiovascular diseases

40 percents of all deaths in Germany are caused by cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack, stroke, or thrombosis. To lower this risk and save costs, it is necessary to recognise the probability of these diseases as early as possible. At ISAS (Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften) in Dortmund, scientists have found a method for an individual risk assessment of thrombosis. The institute developed a thrombosis radar that might help doctors to predict the risk for thrombosis and therefore to be able to develop and resort to individually adapted to their patients' needs. On the occasion of the World Thrombosis Day on 13 October, the scientists aimed to rise awareness for the threats of this disease.

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PDF: Press release on the thrombosis radar (German only) (1.04 MB)