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AliveCor’s ECG algorithm gets FDA nod

The Food and Drug Administration has given clearance to AliveCor’s next generation of interpretive ECG algorithms, used in personal cardiology devices to support telemedicine. AliveCor’s KardiaMobile and KardiaMobile 6L devices, along with the Kardia app, allow users to take a 30-second ECG and receive instant determinations of multiple cardiac conditions. The FDA clearance provides detail…

Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Aug. 26

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Clinical Briefs for Thursday, May 21

Monitoring, maintaining heart health may protect against cognitive decline … Most critically ill New York COVID-19 patients older men with comorbidities: study … Higher dietary fiber improves life expectancy in diabetes … COVID-19 vaccines offer immunity in animal study

Clinical Briefs for Wednesday, May 20

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