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El Camino Hospital launches ‘Lifenet’ to treat heart attacks sooner
The Mercury News

When a clot completely blocks an artery during a heart attack, every minute can mean more damage. To help save such precious minutes, El Camino Hospital has launched a “Lifenet” system with the Mountain View Fire Department and American Medical Services. “Lifenet” allows emergency responders to press a button and immediately transmit a patient’s electrocardiogram (EKG) data from an ambulance to the hospital — or even to a cardiologist’s smartphone — so doctors can prepare for patient before they arrive.