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Smartphone app detects heart attacks

(18 NEWS) - 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.



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