A New York cardiologist is suing tech giant Apple over its heartbeat-monitoring smartwatch capabilities, claiming the company lifted his patented HR intervention and has been using the technology without his permission.
A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine last month found that direct oral anticoagulants were more effective in minimizing AFib patients’ risk of experiencing fracture than warfarin, supporting the theory that the blood thinner might be harmful to bone health.
Pre-procedural computed tomography could help identify heart patients prone to complex lead extractions and locate severe lead adhesions prior to intervention, according to research published in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.
Patients with atrial fibrillation may be more likely to stick to a regimen of oral anticoagulation if they’re first prescribed OACs in the emergency department, according to a study published Dec. 9 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
A performance-related financial incentive scheme for general practitioners in the U.K. led to a nearly five-fold increase in the number of heart patients doctors said had been “cured” of atrial fibrillation, according to a recent analysis.
Brushing teeth three or more times a day could dramatically lower a person’s risk for CVDs like heart failure and atrial fibrillation, according to preliminary research out of Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea.