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Helping doctors to test heart conditions

Stuart Cook
Stuart Cook

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Professor Stuart Cook may not be a household name, but the heart-testing device he helped to create in Singapore is used by 10,000 patients a year all over the world.

It tests for 17 heart conditions, including irregular heartbeats and cardiomyopathy, and costs $300.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 27, 2018, with the headline 'Helping doctors to test heart conditions'. Print Edition | Subscribe