Eko Core is a new device which can be attached to stethoscopes to record the heart beat and visualise it in wave form. With the accompanying app the data files are automatically transferred to the cloud and saved into the patient’s electronic health record. The application was recently approved by the FDA and is available in the US. Continue reading
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Patients with a high genetic risk of heart attack benefit more from statin therapy than those in intermediate and low-risk categories, according to research published in The Lancet. Although past research consistently showed that statins provide about the same relative risk reduction across all categories of patients, the researchers did find a difference in the effect of statin therapy by looking specifically at genetic risk factors. Continue reading