Search Tag: ECG

IT Management

9 Tech Trends Taking off in 2020

2019 11 Nov

Technology continues to transform healthcare through increased efficiency in work processes, leading to better delivery of care. For the incoming year, 2020, expect growing applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning aimed at advancing disease risk prediction. Expanding AI use will likely have a ripple effect, such as in genomic... Read more

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

Cardiology Management

SMI-Associated Sudden Cardiac Death

2019 25 Jul

A study published in JAMA Cardiology aimed to measure the prevalence of silent myocardial infarction (SMI) in patients that have had a sudden cardiac death (SCD) with no other history of coronary artery disease (CAD).  SCD is responsible for 50% of cardiac deaths, with CAD being the most common cause. As SCD is usually the first occurrence of any... Read more

Cardiology Management

#EHRA2019: New ECG uses signals from ear and hand to check heart rhythm

2019 27 Mar

A pioneering study presented at EHRA 2019, a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress, reports that the ear can be used for electrocardiogram (ECG) signal detection. In the study, a novel ECG device utilised signals from the ear and hand to check heart rhythm. This new ECG  not requiring two hands could be used by drivers, athletes, and the military,... Read more

Cardiology Management

#ESC17 - AF Diagnosis Rate Increased With Mobile ECG Recording Device

2017 06 Sep

During one of the Hot Line trials that took place at the European Society of Cardiology 2017 in Barcelona, late-breaking results revealed that patients who used a mobile heart monitoring device to record an ECG were almost four times more likely to be diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF) than patients receiving routine care. AF is... Read more

Cardiology Management

Overreliance on Monitoring Telemetry Systems

2015 26 Oct

Healthcare providers typically rely on automated arrhythmia detection algorithms in physiologic monitoring systems to help them identify of any critical or abnormal changes in a patient's ECG. However, the ECRI Institute recently published a report that talks about the hazards of overrelying on these monitoring systems.  There is no doubt that these... Read more

Cardiology Management

ECG Screening Predicts Kidney Disease Patients’ Risk of Dying From Heart Disease

2015 13 Jul

According to the findings of a study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), several common measures obtained from electrocardiograms (ECGs) may help clinicians determine a kidney disease patient’s risk of dying from heart disease. The findings may play an important role in preserving heart health of kidney patients. ... Read more

Cardiology Management

New Algorithm Provides More Effective ECG Diagnosis

2015 10 Jul

A new algorithm developed by engineering experts at the University of Lincoln, UK, provides more effective Electrocardiogram (ECG) diagnosis for people with heart conditions. The research won an award at the recent International Conference on Medical and Health Science in Berlin. The ‘Self-organising Piecewise Aggregate Approximation’ algorithm... Read more

ICU Management

Nihon Kohden Expands Offerings with Award-Winning Defibtech Automated External Defibrillators

2015 02 Jul

- Nihon Kohden  has announced that it will make the full line of  Defibtech  automated external defibrillators (AEDs) available through its North American sales network, effective immediately. A sister company of Nihon Kohden America, Defibtech is a leading designer and manufacturer of AEDs that are simple and elegant, yet sophisticated enough to meet... Read more