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There is a need to develop hand-held portable imaging or other technologies that can help paramedics to collect and transmit data when patients are undergoing cardiovascular events.
Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)?
Critical Challenge (CC)
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Save time and lives for patients destined to Emergency
Feasibility and challenges of addressing this CQ or CC
The component technologies are developed enough to integrate them in the next 5-10 years
Time spent waiting for an ambulance, driving to a hospital and enduring diagnostic tests before medical intervention can quickly add up, especially with patients undergoing cardiovascular events. In the era of internet, smartphones, and portable imaging and handheld technologies, saving valuable time during which paramedics can be assisting the emergency physicians in diagnosing heart attacks and help to identify and start the needed intervention at once when the patient arrive at the hospital.
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