Finnish mobile apps help prevent strokes and heart attacks
Nowadays you can find a mobile app for almost anything and some of them can even save your life. Now Finnish researchers have made it possible to use your phone to detect a heart attack or early signs of a stroke.
Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death globally, killing over 17 million people per year. Early detection saves lives but often the first symptoms of a heart attack are confused with heartburn or transient chest pain, something University of Turku researchers think they can solve. Their new mobile app can spot the warning signs early and alert its users.