April 30, 2013

New Mayo tool IDs heart patients at risk for premature death

By Logan Lafferty

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic have developed a computer-aided electronic warning system to help identify patients at risk for premature death, such as from an abnormality in the heart's electrical system, the institution recently announced. Findings on the system were published in this month's Mayo Clinic Proceedings…What's more, lead study author Michael Ackerman, a pediatric cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic Children's Center, said that the QT issue "has emerged as an important safety issue in medicine."


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Tags: Cardiology, computer program, Dr. Michael Ackerman, electronic warning, FierceHealthIT, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Mayo Clinic Rochester, premature death, Research

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