The Check-Up: Having a Heart Attack?

There's an app for that

An Oklahoma City inventor has created an electrocardiogram (ECG) device and app that would allow users to monitor heart activity right on their iPhones. A manufacturer is already cranking them off the assembly line at a plant in China, and the device is set to hit European markets in a few months; the company’s needs to get FDA approval before it can be made available to us here in the US of A. The device, though less powerful, is much cheaper than an ECG you’d get at the doctor’s office, and it opens up doors for patients with chronic heart conditions to monitor their stats between visits.

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