Withings Releases Two Fashionable Wireless Blood Pressure Monitors

Withings is releasing two new wireless blood pressure monitors, the BPM Core and BPM Connect, one of which is a bit more than just a BP cuff. As always, the French company has given a lot of attention to the design of these cuffs, giving them a user-...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiology Medicine OTC Sports Medicine Source Type: blogs

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This study aimed at describing the clinical features and outcome of AF patients at a tertiary hospital in Botswana. METHODS: This prospective study was carried out in the Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana between August 2016 and July 2018. We consecutively enrolled 138 (97.8% black Africans) adult patients with electrocardiographically documented AF. Their baseline clinical and biomedical data were documented, and each patient was followed up for 12 months. The primary study outcome was 12-month all-cause mortality. RESULTS: The mean [standard deviation (SD) ] age of enrolled patients was 66.7 (17.2)...
Source: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiovasc J Afr Source Type: research
ConclusionIndividuals who worked long hours were more likely to develop atrial fibrillation than those working standard hours.
Source: European Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusion This cross-sectional study found binge drinking is associated with an increased risk of having an irregular heartbeat. However, the type of irregular heartbeat found was mainly sinus tachycardia, which isn't life threatening but involves the heart beating at an abnormally fast rate of over 100 heartbeats a minute. This research also has some notable limitations: The ECG recordings from the acute alcohol group were taken using a smartphone application operated outside the manufacturer's recommended environment. The lively atmosphere within the beer tent may have caused inaccurate recordings. The population...
Source: NHS News Feed - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news
AliveCor said today that it landed $30 million in a series D funding round and that it released its artificial intelligence-enabled Kardia Pro platform in the U.S. The company’s platform enables doctors to remotely monitor their patients for early signs of atrial fibrillation, a common cardiac arrhythmia. “Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. To manage heart disease and stroke risk, leading cardiologists want to see more than just ECGs from their patients,” CEO Vic Gundotra said in prepared remarks. “Kardia P...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Tags: Cardiovascular Funding Roundup Patient Monitoring Wall Street Beat AliveCor Source Type: news
Introduction: While advancing with age and COPD severity, cardiovascular diseases are the most encountered comorbidities. Unlike hypertension (HT), ischaemic heart disease (IHD) and congestive heart failure (CHF), electrocardiographic abnormalities (ECG Ab) and cardiac arrhythmias (CA) are less studied, despite their serious implications.Aims and objectives: To evaluate the frequency of ECG Ab/CA in a lot of 742 pts, the correlations and to estimate the risk of ECG Ab/CA to be recorded in COPD patients.Methods: 2 groups of pts were assessed for age, gender, body mass index (BMI), HT, IHD, CHF, ECG Ab/CA, diabetes, dyslipid...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: 1.2 Rehabilitation and Chronic Care Source Type: research
Authors: Ortigosa N, Fernández C, Galbis A, Cano Ó Abstract Atrial fibrillation, which is the most common cardiac arrhythmia, is typically classified into four clinical subtypes: paroxysmal, persistent, long-standing persistent and permanent. The ability to distinguish between them is of crucial significance in choosing the most suitable therapy for each patient. Nevertheless, classification is currently established once the natural history of the arrhythmia has been disclosed as it is not possible to make an early differentiation. This paper presents a novel method to discriminate persistent and long...
Source: Biomedizinische Technik/Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Tags: Biomed Tech (Berl) Source Type: research
This study found that though it is often associated with coronary artery disease (CAD), it can also occur in those without significant CAD. It was not specifically associated with disease of right coronary artery disease. This cardioinhibitory response may be a manifestation of the Bezold-Jarisch reflex. Bezold-Jarisch reflex inhibits sympathetic activity (sympathetic withdrawal) and increases parasympathetic activity, resulting in bradycardia, which may be associated with vasodilatation, nausea and hypotension. Bezold-Jarisch has been described in the setting of inferior wall infarction and coronary angiography. Origin...
Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiology MCQ Cardiology X-ray Featured Source Type: blogs
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Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiology MCQ DM / DNB Cardiology Entrance Featured Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: Many unnecessary tests are obtained to evaluate syncope. Selecting tests based on history and examination and prioritizing less expensive and higher yield tests would ensure a more informed and cost-effective approach to evaluating older patients with syncope._____________________________________________________________________________4)    Reed MJ.  The ROSE (Risk Stratification of syncope in the emergency department) Study.  J Am Coll Cardiol, 2010; 55:713-721, doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2009.09.049  Objectives: The aim of this study was to develop and validate a clinical deci...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: Many unnecessary tests are obtained to evaluate syncope. Selecting tests based on history and examination and prioritizing less expensive and higher yield tests would ensure a more informed and cost-effective approach to evaluating older patients with syncope._____________________________________________________________________________4)    Reed MJ.  The ROSE (Risk Stratification of syncope in the emergency department) Study.  J Am Coll Cardiol, 2010; 55:713-721, doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2009.09.049  Objectives: The aim of this study was to develop and validate a clinical deci...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
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