In 2001, Dr. Naghavi, the founder of SHAPE invited cardiology leaders to answer these 10 questions. Now after 15 years it is interesting to review the answers and compare the predictions with the reality. The fact is that very little to no progress has been made for the early detection of vulnerable patients and for the prevention of sudden heart attacks. Preventive cardiology is at least 15 years behind and needs to innovate and move faster!

 

Q.8- Do you anticipate a serum screening test like PSA to identify the risk of near-future heart attack? How about a home-based kit for genetic profiling and screening of vulnerable patients? Are these realistic wishes or only fantasies?!