The study used the eNose technology, which was developed at the Technion by Prof.
“This is an initial study that provides motivation and justification for the continued development of the eNose, which has now proven its effectiveness in the field of heart disease,” Nardi said.
In the first part of the prospective pilot study, about 60 patients aged 30 to 80 who did not have a history of heart disease were examined in the hospital’s emergency department because of chest pains.
According to the results of the first part of the study, models were built comparing three degrees of severity of atherosclerosis disease − its absence, the presence of the nonobstructive type and the presence of the obstructive type.
In the second phase of the study, the models were used to examine the ability to distinguish among the three atherosclerosis conditions in 25 additional patients.