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A smartphone app with a monitoring device was found to be five times more effective at diagnosing serious heart conditions, compared to standard tests. A study from The University of Edinburgh found that devices that can record an electrocardiogram (displaying a patient’s heartbeat) at home were quicker at picking up on palpitations. The study was carried out across(£99, ). After 90 days, the smartphone device allowed doctors to diagnose 56 per cent of patients in an average time of 43 days. It also cut the cost of diagnosis dramatically. Now researchers are calling for the technology to become available in all hospitals.

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