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Published March 11, 2012, 06:50 PM

Altru Gets New Technology for Heart Attack Patients

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - New technology is coming to Altru in Grand Forks. The hospital is being awarded $85,000 by the American Heart Association's Mission Lifeline program.

By: Stacie Van Dyke, WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - New technology is coming to Altru in Grand Forks. The hospital is being awarded $85,000 by the American Heart Association's Mission Lifeline program.

The money will go to monitors for ambulances. The upgrade will allow paramedics to do EKGs that are immediately sent to the hospital for doctors to read. This may let patients bypass the ER and be taken straight to the cath lab.

"We are totally ecstatic about this. It's a great thing for the state of North Dakota, for all of our population," Altru ambulance manager Art Culver said.

Mission Lifeline has donated more than $7 million to improve care for heart attack patients in North Dakota.

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