USPSTF: Evidence Lacking on Screening for AFib With ECG
On Aug. 7, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a final recommendation statement and final evidence summary on screening for atrial fibrillation with electrocardiography to prevent stroke. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - August 15, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

BioSig wins FDA nod for Pure EP system
BioSig Technologies (OTCQB: BSGM) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Pure EP electrophysiology system. The Santa Monica, Calif.-based company said the PureEP system is designed for acquiring, digitizing, amplifying, filtering, measuring and calculating, displaying, recording and storing electrocardiographic and intracardiac signals for patients undergoing electrophysiology procedures. The newly cleared system is intended to reduce noise and artifacts to produce high-fidelity cardiac signals, which the company claims could increase the diagnostic values of the signals. Initial Pure EP systems were prod...
Source: Mass Device - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance BioSig Technologies Source Type: news

Perspectives on USPSTF A-Fib Screening Recommendation
THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 -- The U.S. Preventive Service Task Force published a final recommendation on Aug. 7 citing insufficient evidence to assess the benefits and harms of screening for atrial fibrillation (AF) with electrocardiography (ECG) in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

USPSTF: Insufficient Evidence to Screen for Atrial Fibrillation
THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 -- There is insufficient evidence to support screening for atrial fibrillation (AF) with electrocardiography (ECG) in older, asymptomatic patients, according to a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) final... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

At-Home, Wearable ECG Patch May Improve Early Detection of AF At-Home, Wearable ECG Patch May Improve Early Detection of AF
Continuous cardiac monitoring using a home-based, wearable electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor patch may improve early detection of atrial fibrillation (AF) in high-risk patients, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Immediate Monitoring With ECG Patch Ups A-Fib Diagnosis Rate
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- Immediate monitoring with a self-applied wearable electrocardiogram (ECG) patch results in a higher rate of atrial fibrillation (AF) diagnosis among individuals at high risk, according to a study published in the July 10... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CMS Administrator Seema Verma presses for remote monitoring of patients
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is promoting the idea of paying home health agencies for monitoring patients remotely. Remote monitoring enables the collection of patients ’ health data, such as vital signs, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood oxygen levels, heart rate and electrocardiogram readings. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 10, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Stocks slide further as Trump doubles down on China tariffs
The Trump administration yesterday added $200 billion worth of tariffs to the $50 billion in trade levies already slated to go into place next month and threatened to add $200 billion more, sending share prices down The news put the Dow Jone Industrial Average on track for its longest losing streak in 15 months and added to losses posted last week when the first $50 billion round of tariffs was announced. Those levies included medical devices made in the People’s Republic that could put a $5 billion hit on the U.S. medtech industry, imposing an extra 25% duty on Chinese imports with “industrially sign...
Source: Mass Device - June 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Wall Street Beat tariffs Source Type: news

Diet and the Heart; Allergy and Autism: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include utility of ECGs, autism and allergy, Mediterranean diet and heart risk, and trends in suicide rates in the U.S. (Source: MedPage Today Allergy)
Source: MedPage Today Allergy - June 16, 2018 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Markets slide on Trump ’ s China tariffs
Stock markets the world over slipped today after the Trump Administration pulled the trigger on $50 billion in tariffs against China, including medical devices made in the People’s Republic that could put a $5 billion hit on the U.S. medtech industry. The new tariffs impose an extra 25% duty on Chinese imports with “industrially significant” technologies, according to the office of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, which claimed that an “exhaustive” investigation found that “China’s acts, policies and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and i...
Source: Mass Device - June 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Wall Street Beat tariffs Source Type: news

USPSTF: Don't Use ECG to Screen Low-risk Adults for CVD Events
On June 12, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a final recommendation statement on screening for cardiovascular disease risk with electrocardiography. Based on the available evidence, the task force recommends against such screening in asymptomatic, low-risk individuals. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - June 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

USPSTF: No to ECG Screening to Prevent CVD in Low-Risk Adults
TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening with resting or exercise electrocardiography (ECG) to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in low-risk asymptomatic adults. This final... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dr. Robert Myerburg contributes editorial to JAMA on ECG screening and cardiac risks
(University of Miami Miller School of Medicine) Robert J. Myerburg, M.D., professor of medicine and physiology, and the American Heart Association Chair in Cardiovascular Research at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, contributed an editorial to the Journal of the American Medical Association placing in perspective some of the conclusions in new recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) regarding the use of electrocardiogram screening for cardiovascular disease risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The causality nexus between the tako-tsubo syndrome and an assault: a forensic case report - Zribi M, Manoubi SA, Karray N, Charfeddine S, Benamar W, Hammami Z, Kammoun S, Maatoug S.
"Tako-tsubo" cardiomyopathy, also known as "broken heart syndrome," is one of the rarest types of stress-induced cardiomyopathy. It frequently mimics acute coronary syndrome, characterized by transient left ventricular dysfunction, electrocardiographic cha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Can stress testing and biomarker studies predict cardiovascular event risk in older women?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Mayo Clinic researchers, reporting results of the SMART study, have shown that abnormal results on a stress electrocardiogram are an independent predictor of cardiovascular events such as heart attack, heart failure, hospitalization for chest pain, and death in perimenopausal or menopausal women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

4 Trends Advancing Medtech
For the past 20 years, the Medical Design Excellence Awards have celebrated medical products that improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our finalists this year carry on this tradition, while also keeping in step with today’s high-tech digital and consumer trends. With the help of our esteemed jurors, we have identified four key trends in this year’s group of finalists: risk reduction; faster, more-efficient healthcare delivery; the influence of the Internet of Things; and the consumerization of healthcare. We’ve been tracking a few of these trends in past awards programs, so they’re n...
Source: MDDI - April 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: MD & M East (New York) Design Source Type: news

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

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