Smartphone ECG could help prevent strokes

Sat, Aug 10th 2013

Fifty thousand Australians are at high risk of stroke because of dangerous undiagnosed heart rhythm problems, says a cardiologist who believes he has found a solution.

University of Sydney Professor Ben Freedman (pictured) says a cheap iPhone-based ECG system will help identify people before they become ill.

He was one of the researchers in the SEARCH-AF study, which involved a large screening pilot to detect AF with the use of the AliveCor Heart Monitor (pictured below).

Research featured on various media outlets including:

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The Telegraph

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