Alexa, the friendly voice of the Amazon Echo, will for the first time give all three instructions for CPR, heart attack and stroke warning signs.
The information is crucial because prompt medical attention can make the difference between life or death, or significant disability, said Robert Neumar, M.D., Ph.D., chair of emergency medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School.
â€œAny system that can reliably reduce delays in medical care for cardiac arrest, heart attack and stroke has the potential to improve health outcomes,â€ he said.
To access this new information, people simply ask Alexa, starting with the phrase â€œAlexa, ask American Heartâ€ to ensure theyâ€™re hearing the science-based information from the American Heart Association. So, you would say:
â€” â€œAlexa, ask American Heart â€¦ how do I perform CPR?â€
â€” â€œAlexa, ask American Heart â€¦ what are the warning signs of a heart attack?â€
â€” â€œAlexa, ask American Heart â€¦ what are the warning signs for stroke?â€
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