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A health worker pretends to be a doctor using a stethoscope on a patient during a protest against the local government's plans to cut public healthcare spending outside Infanta Leonor hospital in Madrid May 7, 2013. The T-shirt reads, "Public health for all". REUTERS/Sergio Perez  (SPAIN - Tags: HEALTH POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST) - RTXZDH7

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 2.7 million to 6 million people in the United States suffer from AF. Image: REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Rob Matheson
Contributing Writer, MIT Technology Review
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