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  • 04.13.09

Implanted Heart Attack Detector Saves Lives, Wirelessly

AngelMed heart device

Currently, the device is available in Brazil, and is being tested in small-scale trials in the U.S. Next up this year is a larger trial, which has already begun enrollment, with 600 to 800 patients. The device probably won’t be a panacea, but it does offer improved odds to two types of heart attack patient: Those that have heart attacks but don’t feel them, and those that frequently feel chest pain, and routinely end up in ER’s due to false positives.