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Shopping trolleys to help save people from suffering strokes – Telegraph.co.uk

A new trial will fit sensors in trolleys to identify irregular heartbeats which lead to atrial fibrillation and increase the risk of strokes

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Shopping trolleys will be used to help save people from suffering a stroke by identifying irregular heartbeats, as part of a new medical trial.
Researchers are recruiting up to 2,000 people to use trolleys which have sensors attached to their handle so they can be monitored while shopping at high street shops.
It is hoped the sensors can detect irregular heartbeats which lead to a condition known as atrial fibrillation. It causes blood clots to form in the heart and increases the risk of stroke.

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