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Trial Testing Smartwatch to Detect Heart Rhythm Problems

Apple smartwatch

clinical trial is enrolling more than 400,000 participants to test an app written for an Apple smartwatch to detect atrial fibrillation, a form of irregular heart rhythms. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Smartwatch to Detect Heart Rhythm Problems

NIH Stops Stem Cell Heart Failure Trial Over Retracted Data

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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, or NHLBI, part of the National Institutes of Health is suspending a clinical trial of stem cells to regenerate new heart muscle. . . . → Read More: NIH Stops Stem Cell Heart Failure Trial Over Retracted Data

Multiple Sensors, A.I. Power Digital Stethoscope

Heart check

Researchers in Rochester, New York are developing a system combining functions of a conventional stethoscope and an electrocardiogram or ECG to better check on implanted heart pumps. . . . → Read More: Multiple Sensors, A.I. Power Digital Stethoscope

Patents Awarded for Stem Cell Heart Disease Technologies

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

A company developing treatments for heart disease using stem cells to regenerate healthy heart tissue received two new patents for techniques supporting its core processes. . . . → Read More: Patents Awarded for Stem Cell Heart Disease Technologies

Univ. Spin-Off Developing A.I.-Boosted Heart Monitor

Heartbeat graphic

A new enterprise in the U.K. is developing a wearable heart monitor that diagnoses irregular heart rhythms with artificial intelligence using cloud-based algorithms. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Developing A.I.-Boosted Heart Monitor

Non-Invasive Imaging Technology Probes Deeper Into Tissue

Photoacoustic tomography image

An imaging process that combines ultrasound and lasers is shown in tests with lab samples and in animals to provide clearer and more detailed images of tissue deeper in the body. . . . → Read More: Non-Invasive Imaging Technology Probes Deeper Into Tissue

Low-Dose Triple Pill Reduces Blood Pressure in More People

3 generic capsules

A clinical trial shows a single medication with low doses of three common drugs reduces high blood pressure in more people with the condition than the normal care. . . . → Read More: Low-Dose Triple Pill Reduces Blood Pressure in More People

Infographic – U.S. Smoking Rate Hits New Low

Chart: smoking in the U.S.

These data show fewer than 1 in 6 Americans, or 16 percent, smoked a cigarette in the past week. . . . → Read More: Infographic – U.S. Smoking Rate Hits New Low

Tissue-Engineered Heart Chamber Model Developed

Left-ventricle heart model

A university bioengineering group developed a model of a left ventricle, the heart chamber that pumps blood to the body, made with engineered heart muscle tissue to replace animals for drug testing. . . . → Read More: Tissue-Engineered Heart Chamber Model Developed

Wearables, Game App Help Boost Exercise Levels

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A study assessing FitBit devices and a game-style mobile app shows a combination of the technologies results in more exercise by office workers, at least at the outset, than just the FitBit alone. . . . → Read More: Wearables, Game App Help Boost Exercise Levels