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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

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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. While... Read more

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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

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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 the... Read more

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Big Steps with New Chest Strap Monitor

2015 10 May

Demand for ECG monitoring systems is increasing because hospitals and rehabilitation clinics are interested in using these instruments to monitor patients' hearts and circulatory systems as well as record and collect personal health data. However, the fact that gel electrodes are necessary for reliable long-term ECG measurements, it becomes a hurdle... Read more

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Reducing Sudden Cardiac Death During Sports

2014 15 Dec

Sudden cardiac death during sports has long been a source of concern for heart specialists. Cardiac arrest has been known to occur out of the blue in young, apparently healthy and athletic people. Last week, 250 of the world’s leading specialists met in Berlin at the 6th EURO VT/VF meeting to share their experiences and discuss new approaches to diagnosis... Read more

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Heart Health Screening Guidelines for Young People

2014 17 Sep

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) issued a joint statement recommending a new heart health screening process for young people aged 12 to 25 years and clarifying any misconceptions about sudden heart-related deaths. Healthcare professionals are advised to familiarise themselves with 14 key points on a newly... Read more

IT Management

Face Time for A-Fib Diagnosis

2014 04 Sep

The results of a pilot project were recently published in the journal Heart Rhythm and demonstrate that subtle changes in skin colour can be used to detect the uneven blood flow caused by atrial fibrillation. This technology, developed in a partnership between the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Xerox, uses a web camera... Read more

ICU Management

P-wave Morphology and Ischemic Stroke

2014 04 Aug

A recent study has found an association between baseline P-wave morphology and subsequent ischemic stroke risk. The study was led by Hooman Kamel, MD, Department of Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York. It was published online in Stroke.Emerging data already suggests that left atrial disease may be a cause of ischemic stroke in the absence... Read more

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Revolutionary Sensor Belt Achieves Longest Non-Invasive ECG Ever

2013 05 Dec

Patients suffering from cardiac diseases may rapidly become emergencies, in which case seconds can make the difference between life and death despite many cardiac conditions announcing themselves months before.Symptoms however, are simply overlooked and a long-term ECG could help identify issues. An innovative sensor belt developed at Germany’s Karlsruhe... Read more

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