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Algorithms help doctors predict heart attacks

Modern pacemakers and implanted cardiac starters can send tremendous amounts of data about patients' condition over the internet to the cardiologists at the hospital. Doctors can review the many signals and assess, for example, whether the patients are at risk of having a seizure.

But in the startup company Vital Beats, advanced algorithms have been developed that can save a lot of time for doctors by trawling through the large volumes of data and identifying the patients to be prioritized.

Anders Høeg Nissen has talked (in Danish) with physician Søren Diederichsen at the Cardiac Department of Rigshospitalet, and Jonas Moll, CEO of  the start-up company Vital Beats, who has developed the system.

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