Healthcare’s Biggest Challenge
Heart disease and stroke are the first and fifth leading causes of death, respectively, in the United States. Millions of Americans have had and millions more are at risk for adverse cardiac events. Additionally, they can lead to serious disability, affect quality of life, and cost the economy hundreds of billions of dollars each year. Fortunately, they are also among the more preventable diseases, if those at risk are can be identified well in advance for prevention interventions. Currently, a single test capable of identifying those at risk and informing personalized interventions is not available.