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    BlackBerry helps save heart patients' lives

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    Wireless technology speeds intervention after heart attack

    BlackBerry-carrying specialists at this southern Ontario city's cardiac center can now receive crucial data from paramedics to determine if heart attack victims should be rushed in for life-saving angioplasty.

    Getting an electrocardiogram readout to a BlackBerry, via a cellphone at the scene, takes less than a minute and it eliminates a trip to the nearest emergency department for patients with a suddenly blocked main artery. Instead, they're taken straight to the cardiac center

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    Re: BlackBerry helps save heart patients' lives

    wow that is really cool on how they are using blackberries in the medical field. Only most cell phone dont work at hospitals how are they getting there BB's to work there?

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    Re: BlackBerry helps save heart patients' lives

    Quote Originally Posted by fritter View Post
    wow that is really cool on how they are using blackberries in the medical field. Only most cell phone dont work at hospitals how are they getting there BB's to work there?
    It may not be a case of cell phones not working in hospitals, more hospitals don't want people using them because they could disrupt the monitors. My blackberry works in the hospital also in ICU, but I turn it off.
    You can do almost anything with blackberry.
    My two cents.

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    Re: BlackBerry helps save heart patients' lives

    Quote Originally Posted by OzzieDog View Post
    It may not be a case of cell phones not working in hospitals, more hospitals don't want people using them because they could disrupt the monitors. My blackberry works in the hospital also in ICU, but I turn it off.
    You can do almost anything with blackberry.
    My two cents.
    Cool, although the fact still remains that in order for the Doctors to get these updates, they will need to leave the BB's on. So I still see monitors being disrupted.

    ...sorry, I just wanted to put my 2 cents in as well.

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