Sensors, Vol. 19, Pages 3969: Enabling Heart Self-Monitoring for All and for AAL —Portable Device within a Complete Telemedicine System

Sensors, Vol. 19, Pages 3969: Enabling Heart Self-Monitoring for All and for AAL—Portable Device within a Complete Telemedicine System Sensors doi: 10.3390/s19183969 Authors: Andrés-Lorenzo Bleda Francisco-Manuel Melgarejo-Meseguer Francisco-Javier Gimeno-Blanes Arcadi García-Alberola José Luis Rojo-Álvarez Javier Corral Ricardo Ruiz Rafael Maestre-Ferriz During the last decades there has been a rapidly growing elderly population and the number of patients with chronic heart-related diseases has exploded. Many of them (such as those with congestive heart failure or some types of arrhythmias) require close medical supervision, thus imposing a big burden on healthcare costs in most western economies. Specifically, continuous or frequent Arterial Blood Pressure (ABP) and electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring are important tools in the follow-up of many of these patients. In this work, we present a novel remote non-ambulatory and clinically validated heart self-monitoring system, which allows ABP and ECG monitoring to effectively identify clinically relevant arrhythmias. The system integrates digital transmission of the ECG and tensiometer measurements, within a patient-comfortable support, easy to recharge and with a multi-function software, all of them aiming to adapt for elderly people. The main novelty is that both physiological variables (ABP and ECG) are simultaneously measured in an ambulatory environment, which to our b...
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Conclusion AMA-M2 enhances the risk of supraventricular arrhythmias, indicating the possible involvement of the atrial myocardium and the formation of an arrhythmogenic substrate. The results highlight the need for clinical attention to supraventricular arrhythmias in AMA-M2-positive patients. PMID: 28717071 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Conclusion Community screening for AF with SL-ECG was feasible and it identified a significant proportion of citizens with newly diagnosed AF. The prevalence of AF in a Chinese population in Hong Kong was comparable with that of contemporary Western counterparts. Apart from age and sex, different anthropometric parameters and cardiovascular comorbid conditions were identified as independent predictors of AF.
Source: Heart - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Editor's choice, Press releases, Drugs: cardiovascular system, Heart failure, Hypertension, Epidemiology, Metabolic disorders Arrhythmias and sudden death Source Type: research
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
ConclusionsSurgical treatment of GD in patients with cardiac manifestations offers rapid clinical improvement of hypertension, impaired left ventricular systolic function, and arrhythmias. When performed by a high‐volume surgeon, the complication rate is similar to thyroidectomy for other benign disease. Level of Evidence3 Laryngoscope, 2015
Source: The Laryngoscope - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Thyroid/Parathyroid Source Type: research
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Source: Cardiophile MD - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiology MCQ DM / DNB Cardiology Entrance Featured Source Type: blogs
We present a patient with asymptomatic apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (AHCM) who recently developed cardiac arrhythmias, and shortly discuss the diagnostic modalities, differential diagnosis, and treatment strategy for this condition. AHCM is a rare form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which usually involves the apex of the left ventricle. AHCM can occur with varied presentations such as chest pain, palpitations, dyspnea, syncope, atrial fibrillation, myocardial infarction, embolic events, ventricular fibrillation, and congestive heart failure. The most peculiar electrocardiogram findings are giant T-waves inversion in...
Source: Indian Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusion AF at the time of CMRI was associated with lower post-contrast ventricular T1 compared with sinus rhythm. This effect was at least partly due to elevated heart rate. T1 was not associated with the recurrence of AF after ablation.
Source: Journal of Arrhythmia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusion The simple screening proposed could be useful for the early detection of AF in primary care.
Source: Europace - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Atrial fibrillation Source Type: research
Conclusion So what happened? The patient obviously got his rate controlled as stabilization (see Fig. 11) and then went for emergent cardiac catheterization where an ostial LAD lesion was identified and removed with suction thrombectomy. Although he now has a residual decreased EF (approx. 35%) and congestive heart failure, he has survived several years since his near-fatal MI and maintains a decent prognosis for the time-being. For more discussion on the actual management of this case look forward to Part 2 of our conclusion next week.
Source: EMS 12-Lead - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cases Conclusion Vince DiGiulio Source Type: research
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is independently associated with an increased burden of cardiovascular disease. Besides coronary artery disease (CAD) and congestive heart failure (CHF), specific electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities and cardiac arrhythmias seem to have a significant impact on cardiovascular prognosis of COPD patients. Disturbances of heart rhythm include premature atrial contractions (PACs), premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), atrial fibrillation (AF), atrial flutter (AFL), multifocal atrial tachycardia (MAT), and ventricular tachycardia (VT).
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
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