Cardiovascular diseases are still the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for an estimated 30% of all deaths across the globe, more than cancer, injury, and HIV/AIDS combined (Figure 1). Efforts to address cardiovascular disease with technology can be traced back nearly 200 years to the invention of the stethoscope in 1816. The many successful technological advances since then have significantly transformed the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular diseases over the last two centuries.
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- Signal Processing
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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