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Smart Heart: Taking Cardiac Care to the Next Level

Champion speed skier Philippe May experienced a heart problem, but breakthrough technology and experienced specialists kept him going strong



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Swiss cyclist Philippe May

The last thing Swiss speed skier and cyclist Philippe May expected on his journey to a bicycle race in San Diego was a heart problem. He ended up at Scripps Clinic where he was diagnosed with a potentially fatal condition and implanted with a cardiac defibrillator. But this wasn’t any cardiac defibrillator. The wireless device came with a bedside station that allows his doctors in San Diego to monitor his condition while he’s at home in Switzerland via a cellphone app. Learn more about this and other next generation heart treatments here. Also, read how heart attack symptoms between men and women and about one woman’s experience here

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