Vest creates map of the heart

Creating a map of the heart is now as simple as wearing a vest for patients with an irregular heartbeat. Heart rhythm abnormalities affect millions of people and are usually no cause for concern, experts say. But, more serious arrhythmias can be lethal if not monitored by a doctor. That’s where the new CardioInsight vest comes in handy. Dr. Nicholas Skipitaris, director of electrophysiology at Lenox Hill Hospital, explains how the vest gives physicians a closer, more accurate look into the heart’s inner-wiring, making it easier to identify the cause of arrhythmia.

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