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      New heart monitors to bring easier diagnose process

      Maria Maldonado is a mother of two with a full-time job.

      Recently, major negative health symptoms started affecting her life.

      She could be suffering from heart arrhythmia.

      The only way to find out is by being monitored.

      She's now the first person to be outfitted with "l-i-n-q" heart monitor at a Rio Grande Valley Hospital.

      It's half the size of its predecessor but does 20 percent more work.

      The accumulated information allows the doctor to make a determination about a patient's diagnosis.

      It will also take a procedure that was once more invasive and cut not just recovery, but surgery time in half.

      This gives people like Maria a better quality of life.