U.S. startups get OK for smartphone-based heart tracking

August 29, 2014 12:10 AM

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SAN FRANCISCO Aug 28 (Reuters) - For a growing U.S. aging population, tracking heart health via a smartphone can mean the difference between life and death.

This week, two Silicon Valley startups received a green-light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for mobile applications that monitor patients from home, a step forward for a nascent digital health industry that has pressed for more clarity from the agency on regulations.

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