New technology automatically sends heart data to doctors

08/7/2006 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

A Boston heart attack survivor is among 3,000 patients nationwide using new telemedicine technology that allows health care providers to monitor patients' heart conditions with data sent from home over phone lines. The new systems pick up data signals sent from implanted heart defibrillators and transmit the information automatically over a standard phone line at prescheduled times, so patients don't need to remember to send the data themselves.

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