Search Tag: AFib

Executive Health Management

Cardiology and mHealth – Rethink About Monitoring

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Overview about the value of mHealth in cardiology exemplified by some promising tools that for sure will change the way cardiology is practiced, especially in the management of rhythm disturbances like atrial fibrillation.   Where Are We Now?   Nowadays, there is a lot of hype about the role of wearables and mobile health (mHealth)... Read more

Executive Health Management

Transforming Colorectal Surgery Outcomes

2019 26 Aug

How End to End Enhanced Recovery and Prehabilitation Transformed Colorectal Surgery Outcomes   Complications in all types of surgery place a significant burden on patients’ quality of life and on all clinicians involved in the care pathway. In laparoscopic colorectal surgery, anastomotic leaks are of great concern to surgeons and can place considerable... Read more

Cardiology Management

Deep Learning AI May Identify Atrial Fibrillation

2019 07 Aug

A recent study published in The Lancet found that artificial intelligence (AI) technology was able to diagnose patients with intermittent atrial fibrillation even when their hearts were at a normal rhythm. The 10-second test could help identify patients at risk of unexplained heart attacks or strokes.   Atrial Fibrillation currently affects 2.7... Read more

Cardiology Management

Atrial fibrillation-related dementia

2019 08 May

University of Minnesota Medical School researchers have determined that atrial fibrillation (Afib) is independently associated with changes that occur with aging and dementia. "Atrial Fibrillation and Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging Abnormalities" published in Strokeadvances researchers’ understanding of the mechanisms underlying atrial fibrillation-related... Read more

Cardiology Management

Additional Tool for AFib Risk Assessment

2017 15 May

Intermountain Healthcare has developed a new tool, the Intermountain Mortality Risk Score (IMRS), to help with evaluating a patient's risk of stroke, bleeding, and mortality with atrial fibrillation. IMRS is based on routine lab values typically collected from a patient – a complete blood count (CBC) and basic metabolic profile (BMP) – and can be used... Read more