A smartphone that monitors heart activity can determine if someone has ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction with almost the same precision as a standard ECG.
Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Institute in the US say findings are important because the pace of STEMI heart attack treatment helps save lives.
J. Brent Muhlestein, the lead author of the study, said: "The sooner you can get the artery open, the better the patient will be. We've found that this app can dramatically speed things up and save your life. "
In the study, 204 patients with chest pain received both ECG 12 electrode and ECG standard via AliveCor, which is delivered via a two-wire smartphone. The researchers found that cable application is effective to distinguish STEMI from non-STEMI ECG with precision and high sensitivity compared to a traditional ECG of 12 electrodes.
A STEMI is a serious type of heart attack during which one of the main arteries of the heart (which supplies oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to the heart muscle) is blocked. The elevation of the ST segment is an abnormality detectable in the electrode ECG 12.
The idea for this kind of ECG regulation may have come from the use of corridors for personal fitness development, Dr. Muhlestein said. Many people using walkways wear a simple device that can detect their heart rate through a single electrode electrode more accurate than pulse control.
The new Apple smartwatch 4 also comes with a monoclonal electrocardiogram. A typical ECG has 12 electrodes that improve the accuracy of a diagnosis because heart attacks occur in different parts of the heart and each lead is examining a different part. With the AliveCor application, the two cable ducts are moved around the body to record all 12 parts.
The application can take the electrocardiogram on the spot, send the results to the cloud, where a cardiologist reviews it immediately, and if an STEMI is found, tell the person that they can be raped in the hospital.
the price of the application with the extension of the two wires is low which could put the power of an ECG in the hands of anyone with a smartphone or smartwatch and make ECGs accessible to places like the third world countries where people have smartphones, ECG machines are hard to find, researchers say.