MP has check at heart health day

Keighley MP Kris Hopkins has his blood pressure checked as part of the BIVDA cardiac health testing day

Keighley MP Kris Hopkins has his blood pressure checked as part of the BIVDA cardiac health testing day

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Keighley MP Kris Hopkins took part in a cardiac health testing day in Parliament.

The event was to mark the 20th anniversary of the British In Vitro Diagnostic Association (BIVDA).

Held in partnership with Anticoagulation Europe and the Royal College of Pathologists, the session enabled MPs and peers to be briefed on recent developments in cardiac health testing and participate in tests themselves.

Mr Hopkins said: “It was very useful to learn more about the latest innovations in cardiac testing and speak to BIVDA members about how they are taking heart health to the patient bedside and into the home.

“They have done invaluable work over two decades.”

BIVDA chief executive Doris-Ann Williams said: “For the past 20 years BIVDA has been leading the IVD industry, by raising awareness of the clinical and cost utility of innovative diagnostics in the provision of effective healthcare.

“During this time, point-of-care tests have shot to prevalence and we expect to see them become much more readily available to patients, making a real difference to how quickly they get treated.

“We are extremely proud of how far IVD technology has developed over the last 20 years, but we are even more excited to see developments 20 years in the future.”

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