Skip to comments.Wireless World: Wirelessly monitoring ECGs
Posted on 03/24/2006 11:10:03 AM PST by 2Jim_Brown
CHICAGO, March 24 (UPI) -- An elderly woman has a heart attack. Paramedics arrive on the scene at her home a few minutes later and begin to revive her, and hook up an electrocardiogram transmitter to her chest, and send the signals, wirelessly, to a cardiologist at the hospital, who reads the vital signs on a handheld device. That technology advance is now saving lives, experts tell United Press International's Wireless World. And it's just one of the ways hospitals are today innovatively using wireless devices.
A new study, conducted by cardiologists at Duke University Medical Center and the NorthEast Medical Center, located in North Carolina, found that doctors can find and remove clots from heart-attack patients in half the time that they previously took, because of wireless transmission of ECGs en route to the hospital. Reducing the amount of time before surgery begins is vital, for the faster the doctors open an artery, the higher the odds are that the patient's heart muscle can be saved. By Gene Koprowski
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I seem to recall a rig like this on the show "Emergency!", and that was back in the 70's.
Not much in the way of earnings and it's expensive as hell (544 P/E), but this thing is on fire. It's slightly off its 52-week high. It's probably too late to get in on it at the moment. It will probably dip when a little of the buzz wears off. I might have to grab this when it does. I wish I had known about it when it was at 8, but such is life.
But now the doc can read it on his handheld PC while he's finishing his lunch.
You're right. It IS on fire, and I think now would be bad to get in. I think there will be a great buying opportunity, it's just that it won't really come with any great confidence before a year or so.
But it WILL come..!