Wrist-worn device may detect cardiac arrest

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A watch-sized device worn on the wrist successfully detected loss of pulse in an early-stage trial – a key step in developing a practical, noninvasive way to monitor patients at risk for sudden cardiac death – though it had a false-positive rate of about 10%, according to John Rickard, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, and colleagues. Wrist-Worn Device May Detect Cardiac Arrest from MedicalPageToday.com.