An international study, led by the Heart Institute of the Intermountain Medical Center, has found that a smartphone application can determine whether there is any ST elevation poisoning disorder.
STEMI is a heart attack in which the artery is completely blocked, requiring rapid detection and treatment to rescue the patient's life.
"The faster you get the artery open, the better the patient is going to do," says MD, MD, MD, MD, MD, MD, MD, MD, MD, MD, MD. "We found that this application can speed things up quickly and save you life."
According to Muhlestein, the AliveCor application of a mobile phone healthcare provider that is controlled by a smartphone with a two-wire interface can take ECG immediately, send data to the clouds where the cardiologist can check it and find a STEMI patient rushed to the hospital.
"If someone gets chest pain and they have never had chest pain before, they may think it's just a bug or a gas, and they do not go to the emergency room," adds Muhlestein. "It's dangerous because it's faster to open an obstructed artery, the better the patient's result."
In fact, researchers found that the application is almost the same as the conventional 12-lead ECG used to diagnose heart attacks.
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The results of the study, involving 204 patients with chest pain, who received both standard 12-lead ECG and ECG AliveCor, were presented on Sunday at the American Heart Association's 2018 scientific session in Chicago.
The application was able to distinguish STEMI from non-STEMI ECGs very closely compared to conventional 12-lead ECG, which was conducted in a study on five international sites related to the Duke University Cooperative Cardiovascular Society.
The Intermountain Medical Center's cardiovascular center acted as a coordinating institution where the research data was collected and collected.
"We found that the application helped us to diagnose heart attacks very effectively, and it did not show the presence of a heart attack when that did not happen," notes Muhlestein.