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2010-05-06 13:29:59

Fingertip monitor holds promise for more easily measuring risk Two University of Houston professors are working to help keep your heart beating stronger and longer simply by monitoring the temperature of your fingertip. VENDYS, a device mechanical engineering professors Stanley Kleis and Ralph Metcalfe helped develop, is allowing doctors to monitor how changes in blood flow affect finger temperature to measure an individual's risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). In a paper recently...

2010-01-26 11:54:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- As February marks American Heart Month, it's important to create awareness about simple steps that can help prevent the nation's number one killer, cardiovascular disease. One of the easiest ways to monitor one's heart health is through in-home blood pressure monitoring. What many don't realize is that blood pressure monitoring is essential to a healthy regimen, as high blood pressure affects nearly one in three adults in the U.S., or more than...

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2010-01-14 12:35:00

They turn Dad's hair gray, but children can now take partial credit for the health of Mom's heart. A new Brigham Young University study found that parenthood is associated with lower blood pressure, particularly so among women. Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a BYU psychologist who studies relationships and health, reports her findings Jan. 14 in the peer-reviewed journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Of course parenthood is not the only route to low blood pressure "“ daily exercise and a...

2009-12-18 13:24:59

Tossing and turning may affect results of nighttime blood pressure measurement A widely used test for measuring nighttime blood pressure may interfere with patients' sleep, thus affecting the results of the test, reports a study in an upcoming issue of Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). "Blood pressure (BP), measured during sleep correlates better with heart attacks and strokes compared to blood pressure measured in the doctor's office," explains Rajiv Agarwal, MD...

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2009-11-11 07:01:56

Veterinary leap forward through collaboration with Zoo Atlanta, Georgia Tech, Emory University and a 300-pound great ape Zoo Atlanta recently became the first zoological institution in the world to obtain voluntary blood pressure readings from a gorilla. This groundbreaking stride was made possible by the Gorilla Tough Cuff, a blood pressure reading system devised through partnership with the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University. Created...

2009-08-30 23:01:00

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Omron Healthcare has announced a new milestone for its blood pressure monitors: 100 million units sold worldwide. The achievement is part of a journey that began 36 years ago when Omron introduced the first digital blood pressure monitor. What has followed since 1973? The introduction of more than 100 different models used in 100 different countries around the world. From PC compatible units which allow you to upload readings into electronic...

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2009-05-06 08:07:24

A simple, automated feedback system made hypertension patients more aware of their potentially fatal or disabling disease and helped them significantly lower their high blood pressure, according to a report published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. In a one-year study, the computer-based system telephoned participants at least once a week and a voice-recognition program asked for the most recent blood pressure reading they had recorded at home. The information was...

2009-03-27 10:35:02

Results of a Mayo Clinic study show that a simple, noninvasive finger sensor test is "highly predictive" of a major cardiac event, such as a heart attack or stroke, for people who are considered at low or moderate risk, according to researchers. The study will be presented Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. EDT at the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session in Orlando (0917-7). The noninvasive finger test device, called the EndoPAT by Itamar Medical, measures the health of...

2009-03-26 13:28:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results of a Mayo Clinic study show that a simple, noninvasive finger sensor test is "highly predictive" of a major cardiac event, such as a heart attack or stroke, for people who are considered at low or moderate risk, according to researchers. The study will be presented Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. EDT at the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Session in Orlando (0917-7). The noninvasive finger test device, called...

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2009-01-19 15:38:37

High blood pressure can be a trial of patience for doctors and for sufferers, whose blood pressure often has to be monitored over a long time until it can be regulated. This will now be made easier by a pressure sensor that is inserted in the femoral artery. If a person's blood flows through their arteries at too high a pressure, even when they are lying still on the sofa, they could be in danger. High blood pressure causes the heart to constantly pump at full speed, which strains both the...


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