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Researchers say smartphone apps can work for atrial fibrillation screening
By Robert Preidt
Friday, May 15, 2015
FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smartphones could help improve detection and management of the common heart rhythm problem called atrial fibrillation, researchers say.
More than 36 million Americans use wireless body sensors to track their heart rate during physical activity, and that number is expected to grow to 135 million by 2018, according to background notes with the study.
The researchers gave 865 study participants smartphone-enabled electrocardiogram (ECG) sensors. Heart activity was recorded at 30-second intervals and transmitted to a secure cloud-based server./.../