Tag Archives: Heart

Apple-backed Stanford study suggests iPhone, Apple Watch could remotely monitor heart patients’ frailty

iPhones and Apple Watches could enable at-home assessment of cardiovascular disease patients’ frailty via sensor data and an app-guided version of the six-minute walk test (6MWT), a traditionally clinic-based assessment of a person’s functional capacity, according to data published yesterday in PLoS One. Conducted by Stanford University researchers and funded by Apple, the study provided 110… Read More »

Researchers identify brain’s role in broken heart syndrome

A new study uncovers potential mechanisms that may contribute to “broken heart syndrome,” or Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), a temporary heart condition that is brought on by stressful situations and emotions. The research, which was led by investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), indicates that a heart-brain connection likely plays a major role.  For the… Read More »

Sticky blood heart attacks

Sticky blood heart attacks Dr Nic Cox talks about new research that shows that within 10 minutes of inhaling cigarette smoke, your blood becomes sticky, increasing your risk of heart attack. EVIN Flesh-eating skin infection found in inner Melbourne for the first time 1:21 What is encephalitis? 1:00 Reality star ‘too old’ for work: 31… Read More »

Hydroxychloroquine plus azithromycin increases heart risk, finds global study

The combination of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and azithromycin (AZM) has been linked to significant cardiovascular risks, including mortality, in the largest safety study ever performed on both HCQ and HCQ+AZM. This network study, led by the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics community, was recently published in Lancet Rheumatology. OHDSI has established an international network of… Read More »