Portuguese microchip to fight heart disease

Scientists believe they have created device to help fight against a rare and often fatal heart condition.

    Scientists in Portugal believe they have created a device that could help the fight against a rare, and often fatal, heart condition.

    Sudden cardiac death is particularly common among young sportsmen and women.

    The scientists have developed a system that uses a microchip to examine a person's genes for potential heart defects.

    The medical community has given the microchip idea a cautious welcome, but stressed it is not a cure.

    Al Jazeera's Dominic Kane reports from Portugal.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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