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FDA approves algorithm that predicts sudden patient deaths to help prevent them

Digital Trends ---------- It’s not every day that an algorithm can save your life. That may be about to get more common, however, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this month granted official approval for an algorithm used in hospitals to help predict — and hopefully help prevent — sudden patient deaths. The algorithm is the work of ExcelMedical. It’s a system called the Wave Clinical Platform, which works by monitoring patient vital signs and then sending alerts warning of impending potentially fatal heart attacks or respiratory failure up to six hours before a patient suffers such an event. This is the first time that an algorithm used this way has been given FDA approval. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

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