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#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

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#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

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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. ... 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... 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... 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... Read more