HEALTHSENS COLTRIPOC®, is a small, simple-to-use self-diagnosis system that will allow patients to control their cholesterol and triglyceride levels from anywhere with just a drop of blood.
The HEALTHSENS COLTRIPOC®, device will quantitatively measure total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol and triglycerides, and from these results will also calculate LDL cholesterol, fundamental parameters in the control of blood lipids.
Today, blood lipid levels are one of the most common concerns in the population. A high level of lipids in the blood can cause cardiovascular atherosclerotic diseases, which are the main cause of mortality in the population. These diseases may include coronary diseases (such as myocardial infarctions), cerebrovascular diseases (such as cerebral infarction or stroke) or peripheral arterial diseases (claudication or leg pain).
The blood lipid profile consists of four main types of lipoproteins: total cholesterol, low-density lipoproteins (LDL), high-density lipoproteins (HDL) and triglycerides. Much of these lipids come from food, so their concentration is associated with healthy lifestyles.
The Health Authorities recommend to check the levels of these lipids from time to time, although it is true that, as the age of the patients increases, the frequency of these analyses must be increased to avoid diseases such as those described above.
According to the American Heart Association (American Heart Association) 33% of deaths in the United States are from cardiovascular disease. In Europe this figure is even higher and reaches 47% according to the British Heart Foundation (FCF).
According to the World Health Organization, 17.9 million people die each year from cardiovascular diseases and this figure could reach 23.3 million by 2030.
The control of cholesterol level in blood is of vital importance because cholesterol is a very important indicator for the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases that are currently the main cause of deaths worldwide.
The detection of triglycerides, total cholesterol and cholesterol present in high-density lipoproteins allows the determination of the level of “bad” cholesterol through the Friedewald equation.