Implantable Device Monitors Heart Activity And Signals Impending Heart Attack, Northwestern Memorial's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute Study  
4/27/2011 8:02:54 AM

Medical News Today -- When a heart attack begins, a stopwatch starts. With each passing minute heart tissue is deprived of blood, causing it to deteriorate or die. In order to minimize damage to the heart, blood flow must be restored promptly, or the effects can be serious, often even fatal. Research shows that the length of time between when a heart attack starts and when treatment begins is fundamental to improving survival rates; so what if an alarm sounded at the onset of a heart attack signaling the immediate need for medical attention?