Tag Archives: Heart

Alphabet and iRhythm are teaming up on tech to detect irregular heart rhythms

Zio Getty Images Wearable heart monitor company iRhythm is teaming up with Alphabet‘s health company Verily on unspecified new technology that will monitor people at risk for atrial fibrillation, a common form of irregular heart rhythm that is associated with strokes and other serious health problems. Verily and iRhythm aren’t the only technology companies working… Read More »

Carbon Nanotube Fibers as Electrical Bridges for Damaged Heart Tissue

Damaged heart tissue, as a result of a myocardial infarct, is not only a problem because it weakens overall cardiac function but also because it no longer conducts electricity well enough to effectively propagate the heart’s signals. Arrhythmias are a common result of this, and although there are drugs that can help some patients, the… Read More »

NSW lagging on children’s heart surgery

NSW comprehensive children’s cardiac services are falling further behind other states, a leading pediatric surgeon has told a crisis meeting in Sydney. Health workers, administrators and parents are split on a proposed move to cease heart surgery at one of the state’s two premier children’s hospitals – Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick and the Children’s… Read More »