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Smartphones & Computers May Help Doctors Test Onsite for Stroke

Posted: Mar. 6th, 2013  |  By DailyLuxe News

Johns Hopkins University

A prominent neurologist, Dr. David Newman-Toker, told the Los Angeles Times that this device could save both lives and millions of dollars spent on misdiagnosed strokes every year. 

A report on the device was published in the Stroke journal by researchers from Johns Hopkins University, the University of Illinois, and the University of Michigan. The new machines are not being used or tested in the United States.

"We're spending hundreds of millions of dollars a year on expensive stroke work-ups that are unnecessary, and probably missing the chance to save tens of thousands of lives because we aren't properly diagnosing their dizziness or vertigo as stroke symptoms," he said in a statement.

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