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Alexa, look out for my heart

Across the globe, up to 7 million people die of a heart attack yearly. A new application of artificial intelligence could save lives. Works with smart loudspeakers.

Amazon Alexa

Will Amazon Alex soon save lives? That's what American scientists hope.

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Almost 500,000 Americans die each year from a heart attack. For German medical societies in the same period, 65,000 cases are reported. Every third person affected is younger than 65 and often does not know the risk factors before the event. Since many heart attacks occur outside the hospital, medical assistants are missing for revival.