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UAMS to demonstrate wireless transfer of heart data 

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UAMS Medical Center

UAMS to Demonstrate First System in Arkansas to Wirelessly Transmit Heart Data from Ambulance to Cardiologist

WHAT: UAMS will demonstrate CALL (Cardiac Action Life Link), a first-of-its-kind system in Arkansas that will wirelessly transmit heart monitor data directly from the ambulance to a cardiologist, improving treatment for heart attack victims.

The system is now available at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS), the first hospitals in Arkansas to use the technology. The equipment has been installed on all Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services (MEMS) ambulances.

WHO: Ibrahim Fahdi, M.D., a cardiologist and an assistant professor of internal medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine, who is bringing the technology to Arkansas; Debra Fiser, M.D., dean of the UAMS College of Medicine; Jon Swanson, executive director of MEMS; and Bob Franke, director of business sales for Verizon Wireless, which is providing equipment and network for the service.

WHEN: 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 13

WHERE: Bruce Commons on the first floor of the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health building at UAMS. Parking is available in the parking deck across from the COPH building.

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