Friday, July 12, 2013

Identifying a 'STEMI' Heart Attack With an iPhone App



VOA Learning English: Identifying a 'STEMI' Heart Attack With an iPhone App

Researchers have developed an experimental iPhone application, or app, that they say can improve the chances of survival from a heart attack. The iPhone app is designed to identify patients suffering from a kind of heart attack known as a STEMI, or ST-elevation myocardial infarction. In a STEMI, blood flow to the heart is stopped because of a blockage in a coronary artery. Unlike other kinds of heart attacks, STEMIs show up very clearly on an electrocardiogram or ECG. (read more)

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