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Cardiologist Invents Device to Help Prevent Stroke

The idea of having a stroke is terrifying. But what if your doctor had an easy and inexpensive way to screen whether you were at increased risk and needed treatment right away? This will soon be an option thanks to the palm-size device above. This cardiac rhythm monitor from Washington-based Cardiac Insight can detect atrial fibrillationā€”an abnormal heart rhythm that can significantly elevate stroke risk if untreated.