Tag Archives: Heart

Bluetooth-Enabled Subcutaneous Heart Monitors: Interview with Dr. Avi Fischer, Abbott

Abbott has developed an implantable device that continuously monitors the heart rhythm and allows for communication with a clinician via a smartphone. The paperclip-sized device, called the Confirm Rx insertable cardiac monitor (ICM), requires no re-charging and is inserted during an outpatient procedure that is often suture-free. Monitoring a patient’s heart rhythm can tell clinicians… Read More »

10 Ways Your Heart Changes After 50

Conditions The big 5-0 equals new challenges for your ticker: Women, menopause can hurt your heart; guys, your risk climbs sharply, starting now. Cardiologists reveal the changes happening in your body that hurt your heart. Your heart risk rises Rido/Shutterstock Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States, responsible for nearly one… Read More »

Statins Help the Heart, No Matter Your Age

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Cholesterol-lowering statins are already known to help cut heart risks for seniors and the middle-aged. Now, research confirms the meds can also help people aged 75 and older. “Statin therapy has been shown to prevent cardiovascular disease in a wide range of people,… Read More »