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Heart Monitor Paired With Smartphone Detects Irregular Heartbeat


​AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– There is a new way for a cardiologist to check a patient’s heart rhythm remotely. It is touted as the first and only insertable cardiac monitor to pair with a smartphone and there’s an app for it.
 
It’s a new world for heart patients. No more bedside transmitter, the app automatically connects with the device via Bluetooth wireless technology.
 
The University of Colorado Hospital is the first in the West to offer Confirm Rx Insertable Cardiac Monitor or ICM.
 
Ruth Santos was the first to get it. Santos, 61, had a massive heart attack in May. Two others followed. She has had 11 hospital stays and has a blood clot in her heart.