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Overworked healthcare assistants not given proper training or supervision
Healthcare assistants (HCAs) are being expected to do the work of nurses without adequate training or proper supervision, according to survey results published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. Nearly two thirds (63%) say they are being left to care for patients without enough support from doctors and nurses. The impact is that almost two in five (39%) of HCAs say they do not feel confident that those they are caring for are safe. The findings are based on a survey of nearly 2,000 HCAs across the UK with the majority working in hospitals, as well as in mental health, in the community and in GP practices. More than half (51%) sa...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release HCAs health care assistants heath care NHS training Source Type: news

HeartSciences touts MyoVista LVDD study
This study of MyoVista wavelet ECG technology is a significant step towards enhancing the most commonly used low-cost, front-line tool, the 12-lead resting ECG, with new capabilities that can provide more effective risk stratification related to the early detection of heart disease,” board chair Andrew Simpson said in a prepared release. Data from the 188-patient study indicated an 80% sensitivity and 84% specificity with an area under the curve of 91% for predicting low (e’), which is used to determine LVDD. Prediction of low (e’) was identified in 82% of subjects with significant underlying coronary art...
Source: Mass Device - April 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials heartsciences Source Type: news

Could BioSig Play a Vital Role in the Bioelectronics Market?
BioSig Technologies is hoping to make an impact in the $4.6 billion electrophysiology (EP) market with its first product offering. The Santa Monica, CA-based company is developing the Pure EP system, a surface electrocardiogram and intracardiac multichannel device. BioSig filed said it filed for FDA clearance of the Pure EP system in late March. Once the company receives FDA clearance then it would turn its attention toward gaining regulatory clearance in Europe. “We feel like we’ve made a very robust submission to FDA,” Ken Londoner, founder and CEO of BioSig, told MD+DI. The Pure EP Syste...
Source: MDDI - April 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

A wearable system to monitor the stomach's activity throughout the day
(University of California - San Diego) A team of researchers has developed a wearable, non-invasive system to monitor electrical activity in the stomach over 24 hours--essentially an electrocardiogram but for the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract.Applications include monitoring GI activity for patients outside of a clinical setting, which cuts down costs. Monitoring for longer periods of time also increases the likelihood of capturing abnormal events.Researchers detail their findings in the March 22 issue of Nature's open access journal Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A Diagnostic Dilemma: Sometimes You ’ ll Never Know
Patient Presentation A 9-year-old male came to clinic with a 1 month history of painful joint swelling. One month ago he started having right ankle pain that was intermittent but consistent. One day ago his right wrist, right ankle and bilateral knees had some swelling but no erythema or warmth. He says that he has pain in them when he moves but not when he is resting and he denies any joint stiffness or gelling. He also had 1-2 days of multiple red skin lesions on his extremities and trunk, not overlying the affected joints. The skin lesions do not come and go and do not itch. They are mainly discrete circular lesions wi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 19, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

AliveCor touts high precision AF detection, AI-powered hyperkalemia detection in KardiaBand studies
AliveCor this week announced results from two studies of its Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) smartphone-connected KardiaBand personal electrocardiogram device, touting the bands ability to detect atrial fibrillation and its ability to detect high potassium levels. Results from the studies, which were presented this week at the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session, provide more support to the usefulness and validity of the band as a cardiovascular health monitor, AliveCor CEO Vic Gundotra told MassDevice.com in an interview. “Doctors will read healthcare news, but until once it’s bee...
Source: Mass Device - March 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Patient Monitoring AliveCor Source Type: news

New studies show AliveCor's KardiaBand can detect AFib, hyperkalemia with high accuracy
Over the weekend AliveCor announced that its technology was validated in two studies. The first found that its KardiaBand, which works as a personal electrocardiogram device, can accurately detect atrial fibrillation (AFib) when used with the Apple Watch. The second study, which was a collaboration with the Mayo Clinic found that its ECG device, when paired with AI, could detect hyperkalemia.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

New Late-Breaking Study Finds Wearable Electrocardiogram (ECG) Monitoring Patch Can Detect Atrial Fibrillation Earlier and More Efficiently than Routine Care
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nurse Alone in Clinic Treats Himself for Heart Attack Nurse Alone in Clinic Treats Himself for Heart Attack
Almost 100 miles from another medical facility in remote Australia, he performed his own electrocardiogram, infused himself with medications, and performed thrombolysis before he was airlifted.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Nurse Treats, Survives His Own Heart Attack
When his heart attack symptoms began, the unnamed nurse gave himself an electrocardiogram (ECG). He quickly emailed the results to an ER physician, using Australia's Emergency Telehealth Service. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Is the One Thing That Can Make Hard Workouts Feel Easier
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Nanomesh sensors for home healthcare
Flexible on-skin sensor can display the moving waveform of an electrocardiogram. (Source: Nanotechweb.org News)
Source: Nanotechweb.org News - February 23, 2018 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Belle Dum é Source Type: news

ESO Launches 2018 ESO EMS Index to Track Nationwide EMS Performance Across Five Metrics
AUSTIN, Texas – ESO Solutions, Inc., the leading data and software company serving emergency medical services (EMS), hospitals and fire departments, today announced the findings of its inaugural report, the 2018 ESO EMS Index. The Index tracks performance of EMS agencies nationwide across five metrics: Stroke assessment and documentation, overdose events, end-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2) monitoring, 12-lead electrocardiogram (EKG) use and aspirin administration for chest pain. Data used for the Index are from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. “There are changes on the horizon for EMS agencies across th...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 15, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ESO Solutions Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

FirstNet Brings High Quality, Efficient Care Directly to the Patient
FirstNet brings a high-quality, efficient communications network to the field Photos courtesy FirstNet Senior Public Safety Liaison, Kyle S. Richardson Ask any EMT or paramedic why they do what they do, and I can almost promise you they'll all give some form of the same answer: They went into this field to help people. Quality patient care and positive outcomes are at the very core of EMS. Today's EMS responders have tremendous capabilities to provide care to our patients, and to a very limited degree that capability is enhanced using mobile broadband communication with our medical direction system. Unfortunately, befo...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - February 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brent Williams, EMT-P Tags: Communications & Dispatch Operations Source Type: news

FirstNet Brings High Quality, Efficient Care Directly to the Patient
FirstNet brings a high-quality, efficient communications network to the field Photos courtesy FirstNet Senior Public Safety Liaison, Kyle S. Richardson Ask any EMT or paramedic why they do what they do, and I can almost promise you they'll all give some form of the same answer: They went into this field to help people. Quality patient care and positive outcomes are at the very core of EMS. Today's EMS responders have tremendous capabilities to provide care to our patients, and to a very limited degree that capability is enhanced using mobile broadband communication with our medical direction system. Unfortunately, befo...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Brent Williams, EMT-P Tags: Communications & Dispatch Operations Source Type: news

Feb 9, 2018 This Week in Cardiology Feb 9, 2018 This Week in Cardiology
Genetic risk scores and early onset CAD, ECGs in athletes, the ripple effect of weight loss, troponin in sepsis, and fish oil for CVD prevention are the topics discussed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence in Cardiology: Friend or Foe? Artificial Intelligence in Cardiology: Friend or Foe?
Dr Turakhia reassures Dr Mandrola that true AI learns'on the job'and will be a lot better than current computer-read ECGs.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Latest Athletic ECG Criteria No Slam Dunk in NBA Athletes Latest Athletic ECG Criteria No Slam Dunk in NBA Athletes
International athlete-specific electrocardiographic criteria published last year are an improvement over prior recommendations but still have relatively high false-positive rates, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

What is the Difference Between an Association and a Syndrome?
Discussion VATER association was first described in the 1970s with additional congenital malformations being added to the association so it is most often called VACTERL association. It is a highly heterogeneous, overlapping condition estimated to occur in ~1/10,000-40,000 births. The cause is unknown. In animal models, some signaling pathway gene mutations have phenotypes of VACTERL association. Experts suggest that patients having at least 2 components should be further evaluated (at least 3 for diagnosis) for VACTERL and other diseases in its differential diagnosis. There are more than 30 syndromes, mutations and diseas...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Adhesive Considerations for Direct-Skin Wearable Medical Technologies
In addition to caring for the sick, today’s medical providers are also heavily focused on prevention, patient education, and health and wellness strategies. As part of this newer approach to healthcare, providers are implementing ways to deliver additional care options that are both easily accessible and more affordable. Of these, one of the fastest growing and most widely adopted is wearable medical technologies. Wearable medical technologies not only provide support for care related to acute and chronic medical conditions, but also for disease prevention and lifestyle choices. They can monitor health, remind patien...
Source: MDDI - January 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Janet Page Tags: MD & M West (Anaheim) Adhesives Source Type: news

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