Tag: Heart Rate

Innovation, Research

Elevated heart rate linked to increased risk of dementia

December 3, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

Having an elevated resting heart rate in old age may be an independent risk factor of dementia, according to a study at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. Since […]


Study shows relation between good sleep-time recovery and health-promoting food habits

September 8, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Good sleep-time recovery is associated with a health-promoting diet and health-promoting eating habits, as well as with lower consumption of alcohol, according to a new study investigating psychological and physiological well-being among working-age Finnish adults. The association of physiological recovery […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Wearable devices estimate cardio-respiratory fitness during everyday activities

February 13, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Researchers have developed a method to estimate cardiorespiratory fitness levels that could be applied to data captured by wearable fitness trackers during activities of daily life. This could facilitate testing for those with low exercise tolerance and may reduce the […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

US study shows Apple Watch helps detect atrial fibrillation

November 14, 2019


Researchers of Stanford University School of Medicine in the US have shown that the wearable technology Apple Watch can identify atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is a condition of irregular heart rate. Given its elusive and sporadic symptoms, often the condition […]

Innovation, Research

Pioneering research uncovers a potential drug to treat heart attacks

October 3, 2019

Via: The Medical News

A potential drug to treat heart attacks and to prevent heart failure – for which no cure currently exists — may result from pioneering research by a University of Guelph professor. Prof. Tami Martino, Department of Biomedical Sciences, and PhD […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

Survey reports large discrepancy in patient’s knowledge of cardiac implantable electronic devices

May 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Results from a new survey are the first to report a large discrepancy in patient’s knowledge of their cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED). The study reviewed patients’ overall knowledge of data from their devices as well as their perceptions on […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Fetal heart rate monitoring can help health workers to identify at risk fetuses

April 30, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Worldwide, there are over 3 million stillbirths and approximately 3 million newborn deaths each year, most in low-resource countries. About 2 million of these deaths are due to intrapartum hypoxia. There is a strong association between abnormal fetal heart rate […]

Innovation, Research

Study assesses when opioid overdose patients can be safely discharged after naloxone treatment

December 28, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Naloxone has saved thousands of lives. But can patients be safely discharged from the Emergency Department (ED) just an hour after they receive the medication that curtails drug overdoses? According to the St. Paul’s Early Discharge Rule developed in 2000, […]

Innovation, Med Tech

The heart: Digital or analog?

August 27, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The research study, now online but scheduled to appear as a final version on Tuesday, Sept. 4, in the journal eLife, may inform the development of new classes of drugs to treat heart rhythm disorders, which occur when someone’s heart […]

Biomarker, Innovation

Scientists find genetic marker that indicates a person’s risk for tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy

August 9, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Scientists in Japan have found a potential marker to identify which people with abnormally fast heartbeats are at high risk of developing heart failure. The results were published in June in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine, a journal from the […]

Biomarker, Innovation

Good blood microcirculation linked to longevity

September 6, 2016

Via: The Medical News

Human longevity has been previously linked by researchers to genetic factors, calorie restriction, and certain life-style factors such as physical activity or the Mediterranean diet. Now, Italian researchers from La Sapienza University in Rome have identified an additional factor, which […]