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British researchers develop ECG vest that may detect risks of future heart problems

British researchers have developed a non-invasive, reusable ‘ECG vest’ that takes high-resolution images of the heart’s electrical activity in five minutes.

Combining its data with cardiac MRI scans can better identify people at risk of future heart problems and could pave the way for more personalized treatment of patients with heart disease.

Researchers from University College London (UCL) have given the 12-lead ECG a long-overdue upgrade, developing an ECGI vest that is non-invasive, time-efficient, reusable, and provides high-resolution images of the heart’s electrical activity.  The researchers say their ECGI vest could be an effective screening method to identify the risk of future cardiac problems.

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