AHA 2020 Update: The Cost of Heart Disease and Stroke

AHA 2020 Update: The Cost of Heart Disease and Stroke

The American Heart Association recently published Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics — 2020 Update. This annual report details the health and economic burdens of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the U.S. and worldwide. The AHA updates its widely-cited study each...
Fitbit Watches Identify Irregular Heart Beats [video]

Fitbit Watches Identify Irregular Heart Beats [video]

Fitbit smartwatch users who live in select EU countries will soon be able to monitor their heart rhythm with the FibriCheck Fitbit app, previously available only with smartphones. The CE-marked FibriCheck employs Fitbit’s PPG (photoplethysmography) sensors to...
Portable Stroke Device Wins $350K [video]

Portable Stroke Device Wins $350K [video]

Speedy treatment following a stroke gives a patient the best chance of making a full recovery. Diagnosing a stroke in the field to determine the proper treatment is the catch, however. The correct treatment can save the patient’s life and minimize complications,...
Hybrid Mobile Device Speeds Stroke Treatment

Hybrid Mobile Device Speeds Stroke Treatment

Every 40 seconds, someone in the US suffers a stroke according to the CDC. Someone in the U.S. dies of a stroke every 4 minutes. A patient’s chance of full recovery from a stroke depends on how quickly treatment begins: the faster the better. Statistically,...
Powered Glove Helps Stroke Victims [video]

Powered Glove Helps Stroke Victims [video]

Among the many miracles that many people take for granted, the human hand may rank near the top. Most of use use our hands thousands of times a day, often without even thinking about it. But when you lose the use of a hand, simple tasks such as brushing your teeth or...