VivaLNK ’s Tiny Reusable and Wearable ECG Cleared in Europe

VivaLNK, a Silicon Valley company, won the European CE Mark for its VivaLNK multi-vital medical wearable sensor and accompanying software development kit. The reusable device sticks to the patient’s chest and can record ECG waveforms, the respi...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiology Informatics Source Type: blogs

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Atrial fibrillation and hypertension represent 2 of the most important national public health priorities. Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia among adults, affecting up to 2% of the US population. The prevalence of atrial fibrillation is expected to increase 3-fold in the next 3 decades. Robust data have identified hypertension as an independent modifiable risk factor for atrial fibrillation and as the most common cardiovascular condition associated with it. Hypertension is present in up to 80% of individuals with atrial fibrillation. Fulfilling a fundamental principle of evidence-based medi...
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Merlin PCS Programmer software model 3330, used with Confirm Rx Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM), Model DM3500, Sterile. The firm name on the label of the ICM is St. Jude Medical Cardiac Rhythm Management Division, Sylmar, CA. - Product Usage: The Confirm Rx insertable cardiac monitor is designed to detect arrhythmias and wirelessly transmit data to the Merlin.net Patient Care Network. The Confirm Rx ICM is indicated for the monitoring and diagnostic evaluation of patients who experience unexplained symptoms such as: dizziness, palpitations, chest pain, syncope, and shortness of breath, as well as patients who are at risk ...
Source: Medical Device Recalls - Category: Medical Devices Source Type: alerts
This study is divided into two stages: (a) a systematic review carried out following the Preferred Reporting Items for a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Diagnostic Test Accuracy Studies (PRISMA-DTA) statement in six databases, in order to identify the features of the PPG signal reported in the literature for the detection of AF, and (b) an experimental evaluation of them, using machine learning, in order to determine which have the greatest influence on the process of detecting AF. Forty-four features were found when analyzing the signal in the time, frequency, or time–frequency domains. From those 44 feat...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia and is associated with substantial morbidity and impairment of quality of life. Restoration and maintenance of normal sinus rhythm is a desirable goal for many patients with AF, however, this strategy is limited by the relatively small number of antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs) available for AF rhythm control. Although it is recommended in current medical guidelines as first-line therapy for patients without structural heart disease, the use of flecainide has been curtailed since the completion of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Suppression Trial (CAST).
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
This study aimed to compare the risk of fractures, acute myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation, and ventricular arrhythmia among Danish citizens aged ≥ 65 which were new users of promethazine or domperidone, triazolam, loratadine, and betahistine. Secondly, the study aimed to perform a risk stratification to identify the most relevant predictors for the study outcomes.Methods: The study period was 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2016. The data sources were the Danish registers. Each patient was followed for 90 days. A logistic regression model was used to compute the unadjusted and adjusted odds ratios (OR), and a conditional ...
Source: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Drug Saf Source Type: research
Publication date: January 2020Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements, Volume 12, Issue 1Author(s): M. Drissa, H. Jamila, H. DrissaBackgroundAtrial septal defect (ASD) is one of the most common causes of congenital heart disease manifested in adulthood and a subgroup of patients may not develop symptoms until late adulthood.Aim of studyThe aim of our study was to describe clinical and likelihood picture of adults over 60 years born with an ASD type II.MethodsWe performed a retrospective analysis of adult's ASD referred to our institution from 2010 through 2018. Clinical, electrocardiographic, echocardiograp...
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Abstract Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia in western society affecting more than 35 million individuals worldwide annually. It is a common postoperative complication and may also occur spontaneously during general and local anesthesia administration. Aging, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and cardiovascular diseases including cardiomyopathies, congenital cardiac anomalies, heart failure, myocardial ischemia, pericarditis, previous cardiac surgery, vascular disease, and valvular heart disease are some correlated factors. Beyond age, increased incidence of atrial fibrillation has been corre...
Source: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Ann Card Anaesth Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In pregnant patients near or at term, delivery should be considered in the management of new-onset AF after consultation with cardiology, anaesthesiology, and maternal-fetal medicine. PMID: 31882292 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
Atrial fibrillation (AF) represents the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia. A service evaluation was carried out at an anticoagulation clinic in Newcastle upon-Tyne to explore the efficacy of introducing...
Source: BMC Health Services Research - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
In conclusion, AGE–RAGE axis is involved in the development of AF through atrial structural and electrical remodeling. The treatment modalities for AF should include lowering of AGE, suppression of RAGE, elevation of sRAGE, and use of antioxidants. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: International Journal of Angiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
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