Day: September 3, 2020

Smartwatch EKGs Quickly Deliver Crucial Heart Data

By Alan Mozes
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2020 (HealthDay News)

Could a smartwatch application save a heart assault patient’s existence? Fairly quite possibly, according to Italian scientists.

They uncovered that electrocardiograph (EKG) readings from a smartwatch were virtually as exact as standard EKGs between sufferers with suspected heart attacks.

“A [standard] electrocardiograph is not always quickly accessible,” stated examine author Dr. Ciro Indolfi. “[So] the skill to establish an ongoing heart assault speedily and easily thanks to the use of a easy smartphone could be of excellent aid in certain scenarios in decreasing the damaging effects of a heart assault.”

Indolfi is director of cardiovascular investigate at Magna Graecia University in Catanzaro, Italy.

An EKG is a graphic illustration of the heart’s electrical exercise. Indolfi observed that these readouts are essential for establishing whether a affected person with chest suffering has experienced a heart assault. It can also speedily

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