All Over the U.S., People Have Gained Weight During the COVID-19 Pandemic
If you’re like most Americans, the past year has been a time of fear, anxiety and often profound tedium—but also of worsening dietary habits. Take 328 million people and confine them to their homes for weeks and months on end and they’re going to start eating more and exercising less. That means, no surprise, weight gain. A study published March 22 in JAMA took a crack at determining just how many pounds the average American packed on in between February and June 2020, and came up with about 7.08 lb. (3.24 kg). Even before the pandemic began, the researchers, all from the University of California, San Fra...
Source: TIME: Health - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Approval of PONVORY ™ (ponesimod), an Oral Treatment for Adults with Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis Proven Superior to Aubagio® (teriflunomide) in Reducing Annual Relapses and Brain Lesions
TITUSVILLE, N.J. – (March 19, 2021) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved PONVORY™ (ponesimod), a once-daily oral selective sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1P1) modulator, to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease and active secondary progressive disease.1,2,3 PONVORY™ offers MS patients superior efficacy in reducing annualized relapse rates compared to an established oral therapy and a proven safety profi...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Proof-of-concept system turns smart speakers into contactless heart rhythm monitors
Smart speakers  such as the Amazon Echo or the Google Nest can be used to monitor heart rhythms without physical contact as effectively as an electrocardiogram, according to research from the University of Washington published in Communications Biology. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 9, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Digital Health, Emerging Technologies, Technology Source Type: news

Performing more than 20 purposeful gameplay headers in a soccer season may alter autonomic function in female youth soccer players - Bonn MM, Harriss AB, Thompson JWG, Dickey JP.
This study evaluated the effects of cumulative purposeful soccer heading on autonomic nervous system function in 22 female youth soccer players (13.3  ± 0.9 years). A 10 minute electrocardiogram recording was collected at baseline and following the 20 g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Feb 12 2021 This Week in Cardiology Feb 12 2021 This Week in Cardiology
Prediabetes, AI and ECGs, HFpEF, and observational studies are the topics discussed by John Mandrola, MD in this week ’s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 12, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

A study presents an algorithm that automates electrocardiogram recordings
(Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona) Artificial intelligence can help health personnel to diagnose heart diseases, as shown in a study published inScientific Reports, by Guillermo Jim é nez-P é rez and Oscar Camara, members of the PhySense group, and Alejandro Alcaine, a researcher at the University of San Jorge, Zaragoza. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 9, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The impacts of temporal variation and individual differences in driver cognitive workload on ECG-based detection - Yang S, Kuo J, Lenn é MG, Fitzharris M, Horbery T, Blay K, Wood D, Mulvihill C, Truche C.
OBJECTIVE: This paper aimed to investigate the robustness of driver cognitive workload detection based on electrocardiogram (ECG) when considering temporal variation and individual differences in cognitive workload. BACKGROUND: Cognitive workload i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Treatment Plans, Outcomes Better for Women With ACS and Low-Risk HEART Score
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 -- Women with suspected acute coronary syndrome who have low-risk History, Electrocardiogram, Age, Risk factors, and Troponin (HEART) scores have more appropriate testing and better outcomes than men, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Marion County (WV) Rescue Squad Honored for Heart Patient Transport Times
Eddie Trizzino Times West Virginian, Fairmont (MCT) When an individual is having a heart attack, every second matters in getting them treated to ensure they will not only survive, but maintain a healthy heart after their trauma. For a few months this past summer, the Marion County Rescue Squad could not transfer patients to an emergency department within Marion County, after Fairmont Regional Medical Center closed in May. Michael Angelucci, administrator of the Marion County Rescue Squad, in some cases, this added up to 30 minutes to a patient’s transport to a hospital. ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 6, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News News Feed Patient Care Cardiac Arrest West Virginia Source Type: news

Marion County (WV) Rescue Squad Honored for Heart Patient Transport Times
Eddie Trizzino Times West Virginian, Fairmont (MCT) When an individual is having a heart attack, every second matters in getting them treated to ensure they will not only survive, but maintain a healthy heart after their trauma. For a few months this past summer, the Marion County Rescue Squad could not transfer patients to an emergency department within Marion County, after Fairmont Regional Medical Center closed in May. Michael Angelucci, administrator of the Marion County Rescue Squad, in some cases, this added up to 30 minutes to a patient’s transport to a hospital. ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 6, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News News Feed Patient Care Cardiac Arrest West Virginia Source Type: news

Marion County (WV) Rescue Squad Honored for Heart Patient Transport Times
Eddie Trizzino Times West Virginian, Fairmont (MCT) When an individual is having a heart attack, every second matters in getting them treated to ensure they will not only survive, but maintain a healthy heart after their trauma. For a few months this past summer, the Marion County Rescue Squad could not transfer patients to an emergency department within Marion County, after Fairmont Regional Medical Center closed in May. Michael Angelucci, administrator of the Marion County Rescue Squad, in some cases, this added up to 30 minutes to a patient’s transport to a hospital. ...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 6, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News News Feed Patient Care Cardiac Arrest West Virginia Source Type: news

Marion County (WV) Rescue Squad Honored for Heart Patient Transport Times
Eddie Trizzino Times West Virginian, Fairmont (MCT) When an individual is having a heart attack, every second matters in getting them treated to ensure they will not only survive, but maintain a healthy heart after their trauma. For a few months this past summer, the Marion County Rescue Squad could not transfer patients to an emergency department within Marion County, after Fairmont Regional Medical Center closed in May. Michael Angelucci, administrator of the Marion County Rescue Squad, in some cases, this added up to 30 minutes to a patient’s transport to a hospital. ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 6, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News News Feed Patient Care Cardiac Arrest West Virginia Source Type: news

Marion County (WV) Rescue Squad Honored for Heart Patient Transport Times
Eddie Trizzino Times West Virginian, Fairmont (MCT) When an individual is having a heart attack, every second matters in getting them treated to ensure they will not only survive, but maintain a healthy heart after their trauma. For a few months this past summer, the Marion County Rescue Squad could not transfer patients to an emergency department within Marion County, after Fairmont Regional Medical Center closed in May. Michael Angelucci, administrator of the Marion County Rescue Squad, in some cases, this added up to 30 minutes to a patient’s transport to a hospital. ...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 6, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News News Feed Patient Care Cardiac Arrest West Virginia Source Type: news

Marion County (WV) Rescue Squad Honored for Heart Patient Transport Times
Eddie Trizzino Times West Virginian, Fairmont (MCT) When an individual is having a heart attack, every second matters in getting them treated to ensure they will not only survive, but maintain a healthy heart after their trauma. For a few months this past summer, the Marion County Rescue Squad could not transfer patients to an emergency department within Marion County, after Fairmont Regional Medical Center closed in May. Michael Angelucci, administrator of the Marion County Rescue Squad, in some cases, this added up to 30 minutes to a patient’s transport to a hospital. ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 6, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation News News Feed Patient Care Cardiac Arrest West Virginia Source Type: news

What Areas of the Physical Examination are Important in the Pre-participation Physical Examination?
Discussion Participation in organized or non-organized, recreational to elite sports activities can provide excellent recreational and leisure time activities and improve physical and mental health for participants. The Aspen Institute in 2018 reported that more kids are being physically active, more are trying different sports, and multisports play is increasing rather than strict specialization. Unfortunately they note that there is an economic inequality with children from lower-socioeconomic circumstances playing less organized sports. About 70% of children and youth participate in an individual or team sport, but unfo...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 7, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

OMRON Strengthens Engagement with AliveCor with Series E Investment, Reinforces Cross-company Alliance for Remote Cardiovascular Condition Management
KYOTO, Japan, Nov. 24, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- OMRON Healthcare Co., Ltd. announced on November 24 additional investment into AliveCor by its parent company, OMRON Corporation, as part of $65 million series E funding for the lead... Deices, Cardiology, Monitoring, Venture Capital OMRON Healthcare, AliveCor , personal electrocardiogram (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sex differences in time-domain and frequency-domain heart rate variability measures of fatigued drivers - Zeng C, Wang W, Chen C, Zhang C, Cheng B.
The effects of fatigue on a driver's autonomic nervous system (ANS) were investigated through heart rate variability (HRV) measures considering the difference of sex. Electrocardiogram (ECG) data from 18 drivers were recorded during a simulator-based drivi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Non-invasive electrolyte levels' measuring method can prevent sudden cardiac death
(Kaunas University of Technology) Researchers from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania came up with the idea on how to measure fluctuating blood potassium levels non-invasively, through electrocardiogram. The researchers claim that their method may become a digital biomarker in the future for managing electrolyte levels. This would be a huge step towards preventing potentially life-threatening conditions among people who suffer from chronic kidney disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Are Healthy Kids Getting Too Many Heart Tests?
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2020 -- Not every kid needs an electrocardiogram (ECG) before playing sports or as part of routine exams, child health experts say. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is advising parents and pediatricians to avoid... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 4, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Influence of prone positioning on electrocardiogram in patient with COVID-19
(JAMA Network) Electrocardiographic findings a woman in her 50s with COVID-19, fever and shortness of breath, with comorbidities that included morbid obesity and obstructive sleep apnea, are reported in this case series. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fitbit Atrial Fibrillation Approval Revs Up Competition With Apple Watch
Fitbit announced this week regulatory clearance in both the US and Europe for its electrocardiogram (ECG) app to identify atrial fibrillation (AFib). (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Greg Licholai, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

ECG Findings Can Help Manage Adults With Congenital Heart Disease ECG Findings Can Help Manage Adults With Congenital Heart Disease
Electrocardiogram (ECG) findings and other markers can be useful for managing adult patients with a history of congenital heart disease, according to a new review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

With expert guidance, Apple Watch could record multi-lead ECGs and spot ST-segment changes
Although beyond the reach of everyday users, an independent study lends support to the Apple Watch's ECG as an option for cardiologists when standard ECGs are unavailable. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 3, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

More about chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, CEBM (updated 30th August 2020)
VERDICT The hypothesis that the 4-aminoquinolines chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine may be beneficial in the treatment of COVID-19 is a weak one, based on poor mechanistic reasoning and inconsistent results of studies in vitro, in laboratory animals, and in humans. It is likely that even if chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are effective in COVID-19, the beneficial effects will be small. The risks of adverse reactions to these drugs may be increased in patients who are acutely ill with severe COVID-19, in many of whom high doses are being used. Macrolide antibacterial drugs, such as azithromycin, clarithromycin, ery...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smartwatch EKGs Quickly Deliver Crucial Heart Data
TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2020 -- Could a smartwatch app save a heart attack patient's life? Quite possibly, according to Italian researchers. They found that electrocardiograph (EKG) readings from a smartwatch were nearly as accurate as standard EKGs... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 1, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Smartwatch App Compared to Standard ECG for Acute Coronary Syndromes
MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 -- For patients with acute coronary syndrome, a smartwatch app can detect normal electrocardiography (ECG) and ST-segment and non-ST-segment elevations, with accuracy comparable to that of a standard ECG, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Aug 21, 2020 This Week in Cardiology Podcast Aug 21, 2020 This Week in Cardiology Podcast
COVID, diversity, clinical research, the S-ICD, and ECGs are the topics discussed by John Mandrola, MD in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Machine Learning Shows Ability to Predict Diastolic Dysfunction With ECG Machine Learning Shows Ability to Predict Diastolic Dysfunction With ECG
A machine-learning model that uses readily available clinical and electrocardiography data might be able to identify left ventricular diastolic dysfunction without echocardiography, research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

What Are the Main Acyanotic Congenital Heart Diseases?
Discussion Congenital heart diseases (CHD) are malformations of the heart and great vessels. It occurs in about 5-8/1000 live births. Cyanotic congenital heart disease is often noted perinatally because of cyanosis, respiratory distress and/or poor feeding or other distress type problems. A review can be found here. Acyanotic congenital heart disease (ACHD) can present at birth but often is seen in older children or adults unless the lesions are severe, especially obstructive lesions. Severe lesions may also cause cyanosis and distress type problems in patients also. Shunting lesions cause problems by diverting blood flo...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 17, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Thermal burns top FDA list of MRI adverse event reports
Ten years of MRI adverse event reports show burns from coils and electrocardiography...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New technologies will drive MRI scanners of the future Implantable hearing devices cause MRI safety concerns RF-induced heating poses MRI risk in patients with tattoos Abbreviated MRI rivals full protocol for breast imaging Staff costs account for much of MRI operational expenses (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 14, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI-Enabled ECG Can Identify Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction
TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2020 -- For patients presenting to the emergency department with dyspnea, an artificial intelligence-enabled electrocardiogram (AI-ECG) can identify left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD; defined as left ventricular ejection... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Is Trauma Therapy Like? Part 2: How Neurobiology Informs Trauma Therapy
Therapy and the Brain It seems ironic that after Freud, as a neurologist, abandoned his studies on brain functioning to replace them with the studies of the unconscious — and that he actually abandoned his studies on traumatization — the trauma therapy world is arriving to a point comparable to the point where he started: the understanding of the brain as the basis of understanding the mind. Trauma therapy is leveraging neuroscience because having an understanding of how traumatization affects the brain helps to not only dismantle common misconceptions and to stop victim-blaming statements, but it also explains...
Source: Psych Central - July 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Antonieta Contreras, LCSW-R, CCTP-II, BCN Tags: Neuroscience PTSD Trauma Treatment Autonomic Nervous System complex post-traumatic stress disorder Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Trauma Informed Care Traumatic Memories traumatization Source Type: news

The Electrocardiogram: Are We at the Dawn of a New Era? The Electrocardiogram: Are We at the Dawn of a New Era?
A new study validated a risk stratification model using ECG markers to improve prediction of sudden arrhythmic death in patients with coronary artery disease.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

What Is the Difference Between Electrocardiogram and Electrocardiograph?
Title: What Is the Difference Between Electrocardiogram and Electrocardiograph?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 7/10/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/10/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - July 10, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

What Causes Bradycardia?
Discussion Bradycardia is a heart rate below what the lowest value that is normal for age. Infants and children have higher heart rates that slowly decrease with age to adult levels. It is usually noted as an incidental finding because of increased vagal tone. Reasons for cardiology referral include associated heart murmur, syncope especially if associated with exercise or unusual triggers, other signs such as chest pain or palpitations, family history of sudden cardiac death, congenital heart disease or familial heart disease, bradycardic medication use, or unusual symptoms associated with the concern. Severe bradycardia ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 22, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Detection and analysis: driver state with electrocardiogram (ECG) - Murugan S, Selvaraj J, Sahayadhas A.
Driver drowsiness, fatigue and inattentiveness are the major causes of road accidents, which lead to sudden death, injury, high fatalities and economic losses. Physiological signals provides information about the internal functioning of human body and ther... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

CTA Improves Coronary Disease Risk Assessment
When added to exercise electrocardiography, CTA can improve five-year risk prediction. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - June 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Whitney J. Palmer Tags: Cardiac Imaging CT Source Type: news

How helpful is CTA for assessing coronary disease risk?
Adding coronary CT angiography (CTA) to exercise electrocardiography (ECG)...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CTA still most common modality for PE diagnosis Use CTA to evaluate obese COVID-19 patients for PE risk 3 uses for cinematic rendering of brain CTA scans CTA lowers costs, improves outcomes for minor stroke Are clinicians overusing CTA for carotid stenosis? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Doctors kept close eye on Trump's use of malaria drug
The White House medical team kept a close eye on President Donald Trump’s heart rhythms, including at least one electrocardiogram, when he took a two-week course of a malaria drug to try to prevent the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

More about chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, CEBM
VERDICT: The hypothesis that the 4-aminoquinolines chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine may be beneficial in the treatment of COVID-19 is a weak one, based on poor mechanistic reasoning and inconsistent results of studies in vitro, in laboratory animals, and in humans. It is likely that even if chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are effective in COVID-19, the beneficial effects will be small. The risks of adverse reactions to these drugs may be increased in patients who are acutely ill with severe COVID-19, in many of whom high doses are being used. Macrolide antibacterial drugs, such as azithromycin, clarithromycin, ery...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Approves New Pediatric Formulation of SIRTURO ® (bedaquiline) as Part of Combination Therapy to Treat Children with Pulmonary Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ, May 27, 2020 — The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for a new pediatric formulation of SIRTURO® (bedaquiline). SIRTURO® is now indicated for use as part of combination therapy in the treatment of adult and pediatric patients (5 years and older and weighing at least 15 kg) with pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR‑TB). In the U.S., the medicine should be reserved for use when an effective treatment regimen cannot otherwise be provided. This indication received acceler...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

A woman of influence: Priya Abani embraces tech to solve complex, real-world problems
Editor's note:  This is an interview with one of the 100 outstanding Silicon Valley professionals selected to be in the 2020 class of Women of Influence. Priya Abani CEO, AliveCor Headquarters: Mountain View What it does: Electrocardiogram recorders Age: 45 What led you to your career path: I discovered my passion for complex math, logic and algorithms when I was 12 years old, learning BASIC in my father’s CompSci class that he taught at our local college. Learning to code and design algorithms,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 22, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lynn Peithman Stock Source Type: news

A woman of influence: Priya Abani embraces tech to solve complex, real-world problems
Editor's note:  This is an interview with one of the 100 outstanding Silicon Valley professionals selected to be in the 2020 class of Women of Influence. Priya Abani CEO, AliveCor Headquarters: Mountain View What it does: Electrocardiogram recorders Age: 45 What led you to your career path: I discovered my passion for complex math, logic and algorithms when I was 12 years old, learning BASIC in my father’s CompSci class that he taught at our local college. Learning to code and design algorithms,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lynn Peithman Stock Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine No Aid for COVID - Related Mortality
Hydroxychloroquine alone or with azithromycin associated with abnormal electrocardiogram findings (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 18, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers: G Medical VSMS ECG Patch
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 5/14/2020. This three-page fact sheet informs healthcare providers of the significant known and potential risks and benefits of the emergency use of the G Medical VSMS ECG Patch. The VSMS Patch is authorized for emergency use in the hospital setting for remote monitoring of the QT interval of an electrocardiogram (ECG) in general care (i.e., not in the intensive care unit) patients who are 18 years of age or older and are undergoing treatment for COVID-19 using drugs that can prolong the QT intervals and may cause life-threatening arrhythmias ( e.g., hydroxychlor...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Many COVID-19 Prophylaxis Trials Lack ECG Screening Many COVID-19 Prophylaxis Trials Lack ECG Screening
Many COVID-19 trials have not looked at ECGs, either to exclude people at highest risk for a life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia or to flag people who achieve a dangerous QTc interval on treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Fitbit Takes Large-Scale AFib Study Virtual
Fitbit is launching a large-scale virtual study to validate the use of its wearable technology to identify atrial fibrillation in patients. The San Francisco, CA-based company said it plans to enroll hundreds of thousands of people in the Fitbit Heart Study. Results from the study could help with regulatory submissions. The company said its wearables have the potential to accelerate AFib detection because their 24/7 heart rate tracking is powered by long battery life, which allows users to wear their device for multiple days at a time. To track heart rate, Fitbit’s devices use photoplethysmography (PPG) t...
Source: MDDI - May 6, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Energy Vitamin Gets You Up Off the Sofa
If you’re stuck at home, practicing social distancing and self-isolation, you might feel less motivated than usual. I get it… It’s easy to feel indifferent during these trying times. Weeks of staying home can leave you feeling drained and struggling to get up off the couch. You might be tempted to reach for an energy drink to get you going. If you do, you’re not alone. Bottled energy drinks are big business… The market was valued at $53 billion in 2018 and is predicted to surge to $86 billion in the next few years.1 But these “energy” drinks deliver a lot of false promises AND...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Nutrition Source Type: news

Novel necklace detects abnormal heart rhythm
(European Society of Cardiology) An ingenious necklace which detects abnormal heart rhythm will be showcased for the first time on EHRA Essentials 4 You, a scientific platform of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).'The wearable necklace-ECG (electrocardiogram) provides a new and easy method for detecting an abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation, which is a fast-growing public health problem,' said study author Mr. Elmeri Santala, a medical student at the University of Eastern Finland. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers: PhysiolGuard ECG-QT Analysis System
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 5/5/2020. This four-page fact sheet informs healthcare providers of the significant known and potential risks and benefits of the emergency use of the PhysiolGuard ECG-QT Analysis System when used in the hospital setting for remote monitoring and detection of changes in the QT interval of an electrocardiogram (ECG) in general care (i.e., not in the intensive care unit) patients who are 18 years of age or older and are undergoing treatment for COVID-19 drugs that can prolong QT intervals and may cause life threatening arrhythmias (e.g., hydroxychloroquine or chlor...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news