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New Watch Can Help Doctors Monitor Your Heart in Real Time

There will soon be another way to monitor your heart from your wrist.

The Apple Watch 4 that was unveiled Wednesday will include electrocardiogram testing. Often referred to as an EKG or ECG, this is how health care providers check the electricity in a patient’s heart. To a layman, these are the squiggly lines across a monitor.

Usually, it takes several electrodes patches stuck to a person’s chest to get this information. Having it accessible through the watch could lead to quicker diagnosis of atrial fibrillation, an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase a person’s risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.

City of Reno and Flirtey Complete First Flights Under FAA Pilot Program for Drone Delivery of AEDs

RENO, NV--The City of Reno and Flirtey today announce that they have successfully completed their first flights in the FAA’s Drone Integration Pilot Program (IPP), which is fast-tracking regulatory approvals for drone delivery.

Conducting the first multi-drone delivery demonstration under the FAA’s IPP, a single Flirtey pilot simultaneously operated multiple Flirtey drones and simulated the delivery of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the presence of the FAA. They were conducted under a regulatory waiver allowing the operation of multiple small unmanned aircraft systems by one pilot, granted to Flirtey based on its leading safety systems and advanced technology.

Are Die-Hard Football, Other Sports Fans Putting Their Hearts at Risk?

Tailgate parties are kicking off the NFL's regular season, and if the brats and burgers, cheese dips and chili bowls aren’t enough to give passionate sports fans heart problems, all the close calls and tense final moments of upcoming games just might.

Denali Expedition Successfully Obtains High-Altitude Cardiac Data Using Wearable ECG Sensor

KIRKLAND, WA (BUSINESS WIRE)--You love the outdoors – but your heart might not. If you enjoy skiing, hiking and other sports experienced at high altitudes, you might be well advised to spend your first day at altitude taking it easy.

Heart Disease Common Among Firefighters Who Die of Cardiac Arrest

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Partners with Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation to Call Attention to Children’s “Silent” Heart Disease

Children’s Cardiomyopathy Awareness Month Urges Families to #KnowYourHeart to Learn Risk Factors

PITTSBURGH, PA--All too often, we read a headline of a star athlete who suddenly collapses on the night of the big game, or a baby who dies in her sleep. Chances are, a little-known heart condition is the cause. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation is partnering with the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) for Children’s Cardiomyopathy Awareness Month this September to shine a spotlight on pediatric cardiomyopathy, a chronic and potentially life-threatening heart disease.

More Patients Survive Sudden Cardiac Arrest with New EMS Technique

Study funded by NIH showed a change in use of breathing tube can save more lives.

Security Body Scanner Safe for Patients with Pacemakers and Defibrillators

Body scanners used for security checks are safe for patients with pacemakers and defibrillators, according to late breaking research presented at ESC Congress 2018.

Across the globe more than four million patients with heart failure or cardiac arrhythmias rely on pacemakers and defibrillators to keep their hearts beating regularly. It has been unclear whether body scanners used for security checks at airports interfere with the function of cardiac devices.

National Cardiac Arrest Collaborative to Meet in October

The National Cardiac Arrest Collaborative (NCAC) committee on establishing a national cardiac arrest registry will meet in San Diego, CA, on October 4th during the American College of Emergency Physicians annual conference. Related task forces will address structure and function of the registry, advocacy, and data interoperability.

Cerner and Duke Clinical Research Institute Collaborate on Cardiac Risk App

Cerner collaborated with Duke Clinical Research Institute to develop an atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) Risk Calculator app, designed as a tool to increase communication between the person and their doctor about ways to live a healthier life and risk factors for heart disease and stroke. The app helps health care providers estimate 10-year and lifetime ASCVD risk for patients based on information like age, race, sex, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, smoking status and diabetes status. If untreated, ASCVD can lead to heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest, as well as fatal and nonfatal stroke.

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