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Mount Sinai to utilize AI for cardiovascular care

To better use technology to treat congestive heart failure, New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital has plans to use CloudMedx Clinical AI Platform, an artificial intelligence services software, reports Fortune.

Hackers, Implantable Devices & Threats to Health Systems

Are implantable cardiac devices at risk for hacking, or is the greater cybersecurity danger their connection to larger networks of health data?

Twitter alerts cardiologist on public heart health data

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found Twitter to be a useful tool to monitor public engagement with cardiovascular disease. 

AHA creates tech center, encourages engagement from industry players

In an effort to find solutions to problems in healthcare using tech, the American Heart Association (AHA) has launched the Center for Health Technology & Innovation.

New iPhone 7 app helps save lives

The new iPhone 7 allows users to register as organ donors on its built-in health app. 

NHLBI awards $8 million grant for study to create a bioengineered, human heart tissue patch

Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of Wisconsin and Duke University received an $8 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to create a bioengineered, human heart tissue patch to prevent heart failure and restore heart function.

CMS certifies Mississippi hospital for ventricular assist device therapy

CMS certified the University Hospitals and Health System in Jackson, Mississippi, on Aug. 17 as a facility that has met CMS’s standards for destination therapy ventricular assist devices.

Wearable technology may not help people lose weight

Numerous companies have developed wearable devices in recent years to help people lose weight and improve their health. A new study, though, found that a simple behavioral weight loss intervention was a better option.

New wearable heart monitoring device connects with users' phones

A new Android app and wearable device made in Finland can measure heart rate and variability, a duo that can detect an irregular heartbeat or stress.

EBR Systems receives FDA approval to start clinical trial of its wireless cardiac pacing system

The FDA granted EBR Systems an investigational device exemption to begin a clinical trial to evaluate the company’s wireless cardiac pacing system for patients with heart failure.

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