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Happy-anger emotions classifications from electrocardiogram signal for automobile driving safety and awareness - Minhad KN, Ali SHM, Reaz MBI.
Developing a system to monitor the physical and psychological states of a driver and alert the driver is essential for accident prevention. Inspired by the advances in wireless communication systems and automatic emotional expression analysis using biologi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Will Your Heartbeat Someday Unlock Your Phone?
With the evolution of new technology, comes the need for increased security and authentication. We’ve seen that already at Apple’s latest convention with the announcement of the new facial recognition software for the iPhone X. The new security feature allows users to unlock their phone by simply holding it up to their face to identify the user — but what if we could get even more precise? That’s what Changzhi Li, a researcher from the department of electrical and computer engineering at Texas Tech, is trying to accomplish with his new method of continuous authentication via a cardiac password. The ...
Source: MDDI - January 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: R & D Source Type: news

USPSTF Examines ECG Screening to Prevent CVD Events, AFib
On Dec. 19, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a pair of draft recommendations on electrocardiographic screening for cardiovascular disease and atrial fibrillation. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - December 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

USPSTF Doesn't Endorse Routine ECG for Atrial Fibrillation Detection or CVD Prevention
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force does not endorse electrocardiography (ECG) screening to detect atrial fibrillation or to prevent cardiovascular disease events in a pair... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Op-Ed: Get Ready for a Tsunami of ECGs
(MedPage Today) -- " I think we are going to be seeing a lot of this, " says Ethan Weiss, MD (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 15, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Dec 8 Cardiology News Dec 8 Cardiology News
Mobile ECGs, PFO closure for migraine, AF care, lytic and mechanical removal of VTE and the PSCK9 inhibitor evolocumab are discussed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Heart rate variability in concussed athletes: a case report using the smartphone electrocardiogram - Lai E, Boyd K, Albert D, Ciocca M, Chung EH.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Paradoxical escape responses by narwhals (Monodon monoceros)
Until recent declines in Arctic sea ice levels, narwhals (Monodon monoceros) have lived in relative isolation from human perturbation and sustained predation pressures. The resulting naïvety has made this cryptic, deep-diving cetacean highly susceptible to disturbance, although quantifiable effects have been lacking. We deployed a submersible, animal-borne electrocardiograph-accelerometer-depth recorder to monitor physiological and behavioral responses of East Greenland narwhals after release from net entanglement and stranding. Escaping narwhals displayed a paradoxical cardiovascular down-regulation (extreme bradycardia...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Williams, T. M., Blackwell, S. B., Richter, B., Sinding, M.-H. S., Heide-Jorgensen, M. P. Tags: Anatomy, Morphology, Biomechanics, Physiology reports Source Type: news

Sensitivity and Specificity as Guides to Clinical Decision Making
From headache to helping hand Many of us get headaches and go cross-eyed when we see statistical concepts like sensitivity and specificity in print. Usually, these appear in articles about a diagnostic test's ability to tell you when a condition or disease state is present (i.e., sensitivity) or, conversely, to tell you when that condition or disease state isn't there (i.e., specificity). An initial 12-lead ECG, for example, has a sensitivity of about 68% for diagnosing an acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). That means that a little more than two-thirds of patients who eventually rule-in for MIs are...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neal Richmond, MD Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

EKG Device for Apple Watch Cleared by FDA
The FDA has cleared use of the KardiaBand — a medical-device wristband for the Apple Watch — that allows users to record their own electrocardiogram to... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - December 1, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA clears first medical device accessory for Apple Watch
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday cleared a device embedded in an Apple Inc watch band that monitors a user's heart rate, detects when something is amiss and prompts the user to take an electrocardiogram. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA clears AliveCor ’ s KardiaBand ECG for Apple Watch
AliveCor said today that the FDA cleared its KardioBand electrocardiogram device for the Apple Watch, designed to monitor for early signs of atrial fibrillation. First introduced in March 2016, KardiaBand is the first medical device accessory to be cleared by the federal safety watchdog for the Apple Watch, Mountain View, Calif.-based AliveCor said. It’s designed to display and record clinical-grade cardiac rhythm readings in real time in about 30 seconds, the company said. AliveCor also said it launched the SmartRhythm artificial intelligence app for the Apple Watch, which is designed to continuously evalu...
Source: Mass Device - November 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Monitoring Wall Street Beat AliveCor Cardiac Rhythm Management Source Type: news

FDA Clears AliveCor's Apple Watch ECG Device
The Food and Drug Administration has cleared a band for the Apple Watch that can take an electrocardiogram reading in 30 seconds, the device's maker AliveCor announced today. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 30, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellie Kincaid, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

How Computer-Interpreted ECGs May Lead to Errors How Computer-Interpreted ECGs May Lead to Errors
Dr Mattu reviews a paper that summarized the benefits and limitations of computer interpretation programs.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - November 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Viewpoint Source Type: news

Increased Repolarization Dispersion Seen in SCD Survivors
Detected by non - invasive electrocardiographic imaging, but not standard ECG, after exertion (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 21, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Simple EKG can determine whether patient has depression or bipolar disorder
(Loyola University Health System) A groundbreaking Loyola Medicine study suggests that a simple 15-minute electrocardiogram could help a physician determine whether a patient has major depression or bipolar disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Electrocardiogram (ECG)
Electrocardiogram (ECG, EKG) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Welch Allyn Introduces Connex(R) Cardio ECG
Combines Leading Algorithm, Wireless Technology and Flexible EMR Connectivity to Help Improve Clinician Decision-Making and Enhance Patient Outcomes CHICAGO, Nov. 7, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Hill Rom's (NYSE: HRC) Welch Allyn b... Devices, Cardiology, Product Launch Hill-Rom, Welch Allyn, Connex Cardio ECG, electrocardiograph (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mortara founder donates $25m to UCSF to study alarm fatigue
Mortara Instrument founder and electrocardiogram innovator Dr. David Mortara donated $25 million to the University of California San Francisco’s School of Nursing to support research looking to reduce “alarm fatigue” and improve patient care and safety. The contribution, which UCSF said is the largest to date for the school, will support the creation of a new Center for Physiologic Research. The newly created center will support the efforts with the creation of a large ECG database aiming to identify predictors of adverse patient outcomes, reduce false alarm rates and improve ECG monitors. Funds will...
Source: Mass Device - October 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Research & Development Mortara Instrument Source Type: news

WhatsApp streamlines heart attack care in Argentina
Argentinian ambulance doctors are using WhatsApp to fasttrack their patients ’ care. Study data presented at the Argentine Congress of Cardiology’s 2017 conference suggests that using the free messaging app to send diagnostic electrocardiograms (ECGs) directly to a hospital’s catheterization lab allowed heart attack patients to bypass the emergency department and reduc e mortality. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

WhatsApp use by Argentina ambulances associated with faster heart attack treatment
(European Society of Cardiology) WhatsApp use by ambulance doctors in Argentina was associated with faster treatment of heart attack and lower mortality in an observational study presented today at the Argentine Congress of Cardiology (SAC 2017). The free messaging application was used to send diagnostic electrocardiograms (ECGs) directly to hospital catheterisation (cath) laboratories, enabling patients to bypass the emergency department. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA clears Peerbridge Health ’ s Cor wireless ECG monitor
Health information technology company Peerbridge Health said this week it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Peerbridge Cor wireless electrocardiogram monitor. The New York-based company claims the Cor has the smallest on-body footprint of any wearable monitor and provides multiple channels of ECG through water-resistant electrodes to enable continuous monitoring. Data from a clinical trial of the Cor device, carried out at New York’s Northwell Health System’s Lenox Hill Hospital, indicated that the wireless monitor was superior to a Holter Monitor, Peerbridge Health claims. “Early detection of atrial fibri...
Source: Mass Device - October 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) peerbridgehealth Source Type: news

Study: In resource-poor areas, connected devices reduce hospitalizations, deaths
Heart disease patients visiting mobile health clinics outfitted with pocket-sized, smartphone-connected ECGs and other point-of-care medical devices are more quickly referred for therapy, and less frequently experience hospitalization or death. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Intracardiac electrocardiographic assessment of precordial TASER shocks in human subjects: a pilot study - Stopyra JP, Winslow JE, Fitzgerald DM, Bozeman WP.
BACKGROUND: Case reports of cardiac arrest in temporal proximity to Conducted Electrical Weapon(CEW) exposure raise legitimate concerns about this as a rare possibility. In this pilot study, we respectfully navigate the oversight and regulatory hurdles and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

BLS Crews in Paris Detect Atypical STEMI via 12-Lead ECG
By Jonathan Gonzva, MD; Laure Alhanati, MD; Stéphane Dubourdieu, MD; Daniel Jost, MD; Hugues Lefort, MD; Benoît Frattini, MD & Jean-Pierre Tourtier, MD A 61-year-old man calls the Paris Fire Brigade dispatch center with a complaint of dental pain. He reports feeling pain in the jaw for the past 35 minutes, which he says now extends to the armpits. He also reports that he experienced the same feeling the day before. The patient's age and hyperlipidemia were his only cardiovascular risk factors with atorvastatine and budesonide as the usual treatments. The physician stationed at the dispatch cen...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Cardiac & Resuscitation Columns Patient Care Source Type: news

Nanotube electronics and colour-tuneable OLEDs make wearable cardiac monitor
Device monitors and displays electrocardiogram signals in real time, and can be applied directly to skin. (Source: Nanotechweb.org News)
Source: Nanotechweb.org News - September 4, 2017 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Belle Dum é Source Type: news

Electrocardiogram recording by patients boosts atrial fibrillation diagnosis (REHEARSE-AF)
(European Society of Cardiology) Electrocardiogram (ECG) recording by patients with remote analysis by professionals identifies more atrial fibrillation (AF) than routine care, according to late-breaking results from a randomised trial presented today in a Hot Line -- LBCT Session at ESC Congress1 and published in Circulation. The approach has the potential to reduce AF-related strokes by starting preventative treatment earlier. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HeartSciences wins CE Mark, launches MyoVista ECG in the EU
HeartSciences said today that its MyoVista high sensitivity electrocardiograph testing device won CE Mark and launched in Europe. The Westlake, Texas.-based company’s device measures the heart’s energy per heartbeat using Continuous Wavelet Transform, a type of advanced signal processing that provides doctors with a detailed visual description of a cardiac cycle’s energy distribution. Traditional resting ECG tech detects coronary artery disease less than 50% of the time, HeartSciences reported. “Currently, there’s a significant diagnostic gap in detecting heart disease early, resulting in a bu...
Source: Mass Device - August 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Diagnostics Regulatory/Compliance heartsciences Source Type: news

HeartSciences Announces CE Mark and European Launch of MyoVista(R) High Sensitivity ECG Device
Low-Cost Cardiac Screening Advancement Integrates Wavelet Signal Processing Technology to Improve Early Detection of Heart Disease WESTLAKE, Texas, Aug. 17, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- HeartSciences today announced the European la... Devices, Diagnostics, Cardiology, Regulatory, Product Launch HeartSciences, MyoVista, electrocardiograph (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Listening to Our Patients
When was the last time any of us used a stethoscope and felt it made a difference either to clinch a diagnosis or to change the management of a sick patient? Diagnostic Tool or Neckwear? How many of us have had a patient with a history of hypertension, diabetes or myocardial infarction (MI), who presented with complaints of chest pain and shortness of breath? On exam, he might have been anxious and diaphoretic, with a heart rate of 130, respirations of 24, blood pressure of 190/110, bilateral pedal edema, oxygen saturation (SpO2) of 89% and 12-lead ECGs showing ST-elevation. Then you put your scope on hi...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Neal Richmond, MD Tags: Patient Care Columns Source Type: news

Clinical Use of Wearable Technology
While privacy concerns, accuracy of data collected, and FDA approval are all concerns in wearable technology, interest in clinical use of the devices has already begun. Some devices in use include: Compact electrocardiogram monitor. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease and stroke are the two cause of death in American adults. Cardiovascular monitoring is vital to diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, and remote patient monitoring assists with this effort. Wristband to monitor epileptic seizures. A device which can detect seizures in patients who have epilepsy can be used to record the tim...
Source: Dragonfly - July 26, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Data Technology Source Type: news

Risk factors for myocardial dysfunction after traumatic brain injury: a one-year follow-up study - Lu K, Liang CL, Li PC, Liliang PC, Huang CY, Lee YC, Wang KW, Yang SN, Sun YT, Wang HK.
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic brain injury has been associated with an increased risk of myocardial dysfunction. Common abnormalities accompanying this pathology include electrocardiographic abnormalities, elevated creatine kinase levels, arrhythmias, and pathol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

AliveCor partners with Mayo Clinic in sudden cardiac death study
AliveCor today announced it will collaborate with the Mayo Clinic to develop tools to screen for Long QT Syndrome by combining AliveCor’s artificial intelligence technology with patented algorithms from the Mayo Clinic. LQTS can be both congenital and acquired, and causes 3,000 to 4,000 sudden deaths in children and young adults a year, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company said. The acquired form of the syndrome can be caused by antibiotics or antidepressants and other medications. “This agreement makes our vision of universal screening for the early detection of long QT syndrome – a potentially lethal...
Source: Mass Device - July 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Patient Monitoring Research & Development AliveCor Mayo Clinic Source Type: news

Long working week 'may increase risk of irregular heartbeat'
Conclusion This study draws together data from a large group of people to investigate whether working hours could be linked to AF. It found people who work 55 or more hours a week had an increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat. But before we jump to any conclusions, there are several important things to consider: The number of people who developed AF during this study was small: only 1.24%. That's the absolute risk of AF. Even if working more than 55 hours a week does increase your risk of AF by around 40%, it would only be increasing it to something like 1.74% – which is still very small. Only ...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Study: Post-AF ablation symptom reduction could be partly a placebo effect
Patient assessment of atrial fibrillation symptoms after being treated with catheter ablation may often not match physician assessments, according to a new study. While a number of patients reported relief of symptoms after the treatment, many of those individuals actually experienced persistent arrhythmia despite the procedure, according to the study, which was published late last month in the JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology journal. The study examined patients over 2 years, analyzing the success of AF ablation by evaluating patient reported and physician-assessed AF-related symptoms after the procedure. A total of 54 pa...
Source: Mass Device - July 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Catheters Clinical Trials Source Type: news

Cardiac Insight launches Cardea Solo wearable AF sensor
Cardiac Insight said today it launched its Cardea Solo electrocardiogram sensor designed for diagnosing atrial fibrillation following cardiac ablation. The Cardea Solo device is designed to provide both physicians and patients with cardiac data and help diagnose a variety of arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, the Kirkland, Wash.-based company said. The Cardea Solo sensor is a lightweight, leadless, water resistant single-use disposable designed to record ECG data and patient symptoms.. The device can be worn under clothing for up to 7 days, the company said. “Cardiac Insight’s Cardea Solo is a game...
Source: Mass Device - July 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Patient Monitoring Cardiac Insight Source Type: news

Using Zio data, Stanford team trains AI to best cardiologists at detecting 14 arrhythmias
A team of researchers from Stanford University, working with cardiac monitoring company iRhythm, have created an AI algorithm that, in a small proof-of-concept trial, outperformed board-certified cardiologists at identifying various types of arrhythmias from ECGs. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 11, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Syncope workup: greater yield in select trauma population - Harfouche M, Cline M, Mazzei M, Santora T.
BACKGROUND: There is great variation in practice regarding the assessment of trauma patients who present with syncope. The purpose of this study was to determine the yield of screening studies (electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, and carotid duplex) and def... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Grapevine Implements Smartphone Technology To Improve Communications for Emergency Conditions
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine has implemented a new technology called Pulsara to improve the communication technologies and protocols for patients experiencing symptoms of stroke or heart attacks. The Pulsara platform runs as an application on the smartphones of the medics in the field and each member of the care team at the hospital. The app allows paramedics or EMTs in the field who recognize a stroke or STEMI to simply tap a button on their smartphones, which then notifies everyone on the hospital team that an ambulance is on its way with the critical patient. As the paramedic enters more inf...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 5, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Pulsara Tags: Operations Industry News Source Type: news

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Grapevine Implements Smartphone Technology To Improve Communications for Emergency Conditions
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine has implemented a new technology called Pulsara to improve the communication technologies and protocols for patients experiencing symptoms of stroke or heart attacks. The Pulsara platform runs as an application on the smartphones of the medics in the field and each member of the care team at the hospital. The app allows paramedics or EMTs in the field who recognize a stroke or STEMI to simply tap a button on their smartphones, which then notifies everyone on the hospital team that an ambulance is on its way with the critical patient. As the paramedic enters more inf...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 5, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Pulsara Tags: Operations Industry News Source Type: news

Breast implants may impede ECG and lead to false heart attack diagnosis
(European Society of Cardiology) Breast implants may impede an electrocardiogram (ECG) and could result in a false heart attack diagnosis, according to research presented today at EHRA EUROPACE -- CARDIOSTIM 2017. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

East Baton Rouge EMS Receives American Heart Association ’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award
BATON ROUGE, LA — East Baton Rouge EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing clot-busting medication...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - June 19, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: East Baton Rouge EMS Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

East Baton Rouge EMS Receives American Heart Association ’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award
BATON ROUGE, LA — East Baton Rouge EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the deadliest type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing clot-busting medication...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 19, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: East Baton Rouge EMS Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

FDA clears Duo, a combination smart heart monitor and stethoscope from Eko
Berkeley, California-based Eko Devices has received FDA clearance for Duo, a smart heart monitor that is a combination of a digital stethoscope and portable electrocardiogram. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 7, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Eko Devices wins FDA nod for portable cardiac monitor
Eko Devices said today that its Duo portable cardiac device won FDA clearance. The hand-held system combines a digital stethoscope with an electrocardiogram to give cardiologists insight into their patients’ daily cardiac function. The Duo device wirelessly pairs with Eko’s app to allows for remote monitoring and diagnosis by a healthcare practitioner. “Eko Duo’s consumer-friendly design can help transform how clinicians monitor heart health in-person or virtually,” Dr. John Chorba, a cardiologist at UC San Francisco, said in prepared remarks. “We need powerful tools which heart failure ...
Source: Mass Device - June 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance ekodevices Source Type: news

Airplanes need more equipment for heart emergencies
Defibrillators and ECGs should be carried on all journeys in case of such an emergency, Professor Jochen Hinkelbein, president of the German Society for Aerospace Medicine, says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MONOC receives American Heart Association ’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award
Wall, N.J. - MONOC, the Monmouth Ocean Hospital Services Corporation has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Bronze Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the most deadly type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - June 3, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: MONOC Mobile Health Services Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

MONOC receives American Heart Association ’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award
Wall, N.J. - MONOC, the Monmouth Ocean Hospital Services Corporation has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Bronze Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. Every year, more than 250,000 people experience an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) the most deadly type of heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires timely treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 3, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: MONOC Mobile Health Services Tags: Administration and Leadership Industry News Source Type: news

Beta-blockers 'useless' for many heart attack patients, study reports
Conclusion This study aimed to see whether beta blockers reduce mortality in people who've had a heart attack but who don't have heart failure or systolic dysfunction. It found no difference between those who were and those who were not given beta-blockers on discharge from hospital. The authors say this adds to the evidence that routine prescription of beta blockers might not be needed for patients without heart failure following a heart attack. Current UK guidelines recommend all people who have had a heart attack take beta blockers for at least one year to reduce risk of recurrent events. Only people with heart failure ...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medication Source Type: news

Fitness trackers' calorie measurements are prone to error
Conclusion This study assessed how accurately seven fitness trackers are able to measure the heart rate and calories burned of individuals taking part in several different activities. The data was compared against clinically approved medical devices to test the accuracy of data obtained by the fitness trackers. It found that although all seven trackers were fairly accurate at measuring heart rate, there was a high level of error when measuring the number of calories burned. The researchers hope this study will help individuals and physicians be aware of potential errors when interpreting the measurements obtained by fitnes...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Heart/lungs Source Type: news