Individuals who suffer from painful, chronic conditions like arthritis often take anti-inflammatory medications on a regular basis. Unfortunately, a new study reveals that this type of drug may actually increase a person’s blood pressure and leave them more susceptible to suffering a stroke. Medicomp, the makers of a first-rate mobile cardiac monitor
The American Heart Association observes that heart-health screenings are extremely important in lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease. This involves checking blood pressure, blood glucose levels, physical activity, diet, and weight. Depending on what these screenings reveal, it may also be helpful to have a patient wear a […]
The Mayo Clinic reports that stem cell therapy works by growing healthy stem cells in a lab and then manipulating them to match specific cells within the body, such as heart muscle cells. These cells are then injected into an ill patient so that they can begin healing […]
The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) took a look at patients who were admitted to the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) that were being treated with mechanical breathing devices in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. The research facility wanted to determine if adding medical […]
WebMD reports that one of the most important things you can do to prevent heart disease is to begin implementing a heart-healthy diet. This includes fruits and vegetables, like avocados and bananas. The experts at Medicomp discuss exactly what it is about these foods that benefit your heart.
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Our understanding of how certain foods benefit our bodies has evolved over the years. It is important to identify any old beliefs about proper nutrition and replace them with advice learned from newer studies. Here is a list of out-of-date nutritional advice you need to stop using and what new information you should […]
According to the American Heart Association, approximately 25 percent of the general population has a patent foramen ovale (PFO). In many cases, PFOs are not discovered until after a patient has a cryptogenic stroke. Unfortunately, this leads patients to be more susceptible to future strokes.
One of the newest breakthroughs in technology that helps detect problems with the heart involves the camera on your smartphone and is an easily downloadable app. With Johns Hopkins Medicine reporting that an astounding 84 million Americans are currently living with some form of cardiovascular disease, it is […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one in four deaths is a result of heart disease. Although the organization goes on to point out that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, a person’s gender does have an […]
Smoking, physical inactivity, being overweight, and poor diet are just a few of the risk factors for heart disease reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The organization goes on to state that 49 percent of Americans have at least one of these risk factors. […]
According to article “Epidemiology of Coronary Heart Disease and Acute Coronary Syndrome” published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), coronary heart disease continues to affect one in three individuals over the age of 35. Even though the mortality rate for this condition has declined, Medicomp, inventors […]
When the heart’s internal pressure increases, the hormones B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and N-terminal (NT)-pro hormone BNP (NT-proBNP) are released and enter the bloodstream. Due to this increase in the blood system, it is a true indicator of cardiac anomalies, which then becomes a good indicator of heart disease. A normal level of NT-proBNP is […]
The corollary between obesity and coronary heart disease (CHD) is well documented. A recent study took this theory a step further and studied patients who subjected their bodies to multiple weight fluctuations defined as a series of gains and losses comprising ten percent or more of total body mass. Their research indicated that […]
Fifteen years ago, if your patient was suffering from angina or heart palpitations, chances were they would be admitted to the hospital to undergo a battery of procedures where the fluctuations in rhythm and rate may or may not appear on the monitor. Nowadays ambulatory monitors such as Medicomp’s cardiac telemetry units simplify and […]
More than 22,000 Americans die from cardiovascular disease every day, giving it the title of the number one cause of death. The sharp, recent increase in heart disease can very possibly be reduced if a heart-healthy diet is adopted by those who suffer from cardiovascular disease as well as those at risk. Red meat has […]
A new study suggests that Long-Term Holter monitoring is better at detecting atrial fibrillation in stroke patients compared to standard Holter monitoring.
Atrial fibrillation is listed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as the most common type of heart arrhythmia. The organization goes on to say that approximately 2.7 to 6.1 million […]