Caristo Diagnostics – Taking a fresh look at CT scans

A different approach that could predict the risk of having a heart attack puts company on the shortlist for The Spinoff Prize.

Caristo Diagnostics is a spin-off from the University of Oxford

Current methods for predicting heart attacks are woefully outdated, says Cheerag Shirodaria, a cardiologist at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK. “We basically look at a patient’s age, obesity and whether they have diabetes. The most sophisticated we get is measuring their cholesterol,” he says.

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