Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn developed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program at the Medical Center of Massachusetts University. Mindfulness is a lifetime engagement–not to get somewhere else, but to be where and as we actually are in this very moment, whether the experience is pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral. This technique uses a combination of mindfulness […]

Other than the standard electrocardiogram (ECG), what else can be used to accurately detect atrial fibrillation? According to a new pilot study in New York, a regular laptop camera paired with sophisticated software can do the trick. Atrial fibrillation occurs when the lower and upper chambers of the heart do not beat in sync. It […]

Lp-PLA2 (Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2) is a blood vessel enzyme that is produced inside the plaque (or fat build up) in the arteries when the arteries are inflamed and the vulnerable plaque is in danger of rupture. It is found to be the second most predictive of heart attack risk. If the amount of Lp-PLA2 is high, this […]

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic various scholars and researchers are trying to find different modes of investigations and treatment which can be done distantly. One such new tool developed is “VEST” stands for virtual echocardiography screening tool. It is used to diagnose pulmonary hypertension Group 1 as per the World Health Organization (WHO) classification. […]

There has been a demand from Samsung watch wearers to add the feature of electrocardiogram (ECG) in the Samsung watches, to fulfill this Samsung announced the latest Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch Active2 with the feature of ECG reading. The watches are expected to be one of their kind with attractive esthetics and a trailblazing […]

Smartwatches are becoming popular day by day with their various apps for different health monitoring features, one such revolutionary feature is electrocardiogram (ECG) assessment with which smartwatches can measure ST-segment elevation and depression with great accuracy. A research presented online during the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2020 Congress, showed wearable devices gave competent results for […]

According to a study conducted by researchers from UC San Francisco, advanced machine learning is faster, more accurate and more effective than board-certified echocardiographers.  In their research, researchers used more than 180,000 echo images to train the computer to assess the most common echocardiogram views and they tested both the computer and the human technicians […]

According to a new study researchers found that a simple 15 minute electrocardiogram could help a physician to determine whether a patient has depression or bipolar disorder. EKG may help in easy diagnosis of depression and bipolar disorder.  In the study 67 adults diagnosed with depression and 37 adults diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The symptoms […]

Heart Murmur in children is mild which is referred to as innocent murmur, in some cases it is a sign of cardiac diseases(which is referred to as pathologic murmur). In a new study researchers found that heart murmur will disappear which eliminates pathologic heart murmur.  Researchers noted that 194 following children who are lying horizontally […]

In University of California, a group of researchers combined intravascular ultrasound with fluorescence lifetime imaging in a single catheter probe that can image the tiny arteries of a living heart. The new catheter can give structural and biochemical information about arterial plaque. An Optical fiber in the catheter sends short laser pulses into surrounding tissues, […]