Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Bradford Royal Infirmary 'heart vest' trial launched (UK)

Bradford Royal Infirmary 'heart vest' trial launched (UK)Heart attack victims could be diagnosed up to 12 hours earlier than usual if trials of a new device are successful, said a West Yorkshire hospitals trust. Bradford Royal Infirmary is believed to be the first in Europe to introduce the new cardiac vest which gives doctors an instant 360 degree view of the heart. The vest will be available to high risk patients in the hospital's A&E and medical admissions units from March. The trust hopes to widen the vest trial throughout the hospital in 2013. As part of the trial, patients believed to be suffering from a heart attack will be fitted with the new cardiac vest, which places 80 electrical sensors on to the patient's chest and back

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