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New device could warn of heart attacks

(CBS) - Each year, more than a million Americans suffer from heart attacks.

Hundreds of thousands die before ever getting to a hospital and many patients have no warning signs.

But that could change.

There is a new, ongoing experimental trial that uses an implant to "page" heart patients when they've got a problem.

The device monitors the heart's EKG or electrical activity, looking for changes that occur before a heart attack.

So far, 14 hospitals in the US are participating in this clinical trial. If you're a heart patient interested in finding out more, visit http://www.angel-med.com/.

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