Tag Archives: heart

Bathroom Scale Combined with ECG for At Home Heart Failure Monitoring

Electrocardiography (ECG) remains the primary clinical tool for evaluating heart function, but it has significant limitations when assessing heart failure. Ballistocardiography (BCG), which detects the slight physical movements the body experiences with each heart beat, has the potential to provide some of the information that ECG misses. The problem is that BCG is severely attenuated… Read More »

Mom told ‘healthy’ son has 2 holes in heart: ‘I feel like I have been abandoned’

A British mom who claims she was told her infant son was healthy both before and after he was born recently learned the young boy will require open-heart surgery for a previously undetected condition. Abigail Hetherington, 19, told the South West News Service (SWNS) that her infant son Vincent was recently diagnosed with a heart murmur and two… Read More »

Medical News Today: Air pollution may raise atherosclerosis, heart disease death risk

New research examines the link between exposure to air pollution and the risk of coronary artery calcification among Chinese adults. A new study provides additional evidence that pollution may affect our cardiovascular health. Studies have linked air pollution with the risk of developing a range of conditions, from neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and… Read More »