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Published May 16, 2013, 09:33 PM

Altru provides faster access to EKG monitoring

New EKG monitors at Altru are helping with heart patient turnaround. EKG monitors find the causes of heart problems, and the new ones at Altru help get patients through the hospital process quicker.

By: Victor Correa, WDAZ

New EKG monitors at Altru are helping with heart patient turnaround. EKG monitors find the causes of heart problems, and the new ones at Altru help get patients through the hospital process quicker.

In the past patients had to wait to get to the hospital before being hooked up to EKG monitors, now it's happening in the ambulances. The data recorded from these monitors are sent to labs on the way to Altru and can even be sent to doctors' cell phones. One of the quickest patient turnarounds has been under an hour.

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