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App Helps Detect Heart Attacks

Posted at 10:38 AM, Nov 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-13 10:38:34-05

A smartphone app can detect a serious type of heart attack almost as well as an EKG! The Kardia mobile device from Alivecor uses a two wire attachment to take an electrocardiogram.

That's immediately sent to a cardiologist. Researchers in Utah tested the app on about 200 patients who were having chest pain. The device was nearly as accurate as a standard EKG. In identifying a stemi heart attack which can be fatal without quick treatment.