Addressing a serious electrical disorder of the heart, Long QT Syndrome, Mayo Clinic is developing a potentially life-saving device for early detection.
There are several forms of Long QT, ranging in severity and cause. Some known causes are:
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Researchers from Mayo Clinic and AliveCor Inc. have been using artificial intelligence (AI) to develop a mobile device that can identify certain patients at risk of sudden cardiac death. This research has yielded a breakthrough in determining the health of the electrical recharging system in a patient’s heart. The researchers determined that a smartphone-enabled mobile EKG device can rapidly and accurately determine a patient’s QTc, thereby identifying patients at risk of sudden cardiac death from congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) or drug-induced QT prolongation.
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