Showing posts with the label #heart

Alphabet Bets Big on Gene Editing

Leads Investment in New Biotech focused on Therapies for Coronary Heart Disease Source:  Stock Image of Gene Editing Goal: Therapies to Safely Edit Human Genome to Permanently Reduce Heart Disease Risk Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide.  Alphabet's venture capital arm GV is leading a $58.5 million investment to launch Verve Therapeutics.  Verve, based in Cambridge, MA, has been founded by a renowned team of researchers in cardiovascular genetics and gene editing.  They are developing therapies that involve editing the human genome to permanently reduce the risk of heart disease.  The company will use the funding to go into early stage testing of its therapies on animals. Verve's Focus The company says it will develop treatments only by editing adult cells so that the effects of genetic manipulation can't be passed on to future generations.  Also, it plans to focus on adults at risk of coronary artery disease. Their Approach Verv

Important Innovations Collection: 1st in Medical Robotics

World First in Medical Robotics Robotic Catheter Autonomously Navigates Inside the Body - Noninvasive Heart Valve Repair Bioengineers at Boston Children's Hospital have invented a robotic catheter that has autonomously navigated inside the body. It noninvasively repaired leaking heart valves on animal models.  This is a world first and may usher in brand new possibilities in the practice of medicine.  For a news blog, go to  Important Innovations Collection: 1st in Medical Robotics : Autonomous Robotic Navigation Inside the Body  Source:  Boston Children's Hospital Robotic Catheter Noninvasively Repairs Leaki...

24/7 Wearable Heart Monitor

Mobile Heart Telemetry Rhythm Express RX-1 The Rhythm Express RX-1 is an advanced, remote cardiac monitoring system invented by VivaQuant of Minneapolis. It has just been cleared for use by the FDA. The wearable, wireless heart monitor provides heart patients continuous coverage and gives them more freedom.  It monitors a patient's arrhythmia with its artificial intelligence and patented wavelet-based analytics, 24/7 at home, work, wherever they are. Mobile Cardiac Telemetry The one piece device also functions as a Mobile Cardiac Telemetry unit, wirelessly transmitting the readings for remote analysis by medical staff, allowing the patient to be monitored and diagnosed no matter where they are.  The inventor, Dr. Marina Brockway says it provides faster, higher quality diagnosis at a lower cost. It works continuously for two weeks without a recharge.

Important Innovations Collection: Smart Wrist Band

New Biomedical Innovation - Smart Wrist Band for Heart Early Warning Device on A-Fib and Stroke  This breakthrough medical device, that looks like a watch, is from an international team of biomedical engineers and scientists based in Lithuania and Sweden.  Their smart wrist band detects early warning signs of A-fib and stroke that can save the wearer time to get medical attention. This is a continuous, easy to use monitoring system.  Up to now, people at risk went to periodic clinic checkups.  Potentially big medical innovation.   For a great news blog on this, go to Important Innovations Collection: Smart Wrist Band : Wrist Device: Stroke Early Warning System Source:  Kaunas University of Technology International Biomedical Engineering Breakthrough ...

Heart Benefits from Strength Training Exercise

Benefits Vary Among Dynamic & Static Exercises Stock Photo:  Strength Training New Research The American College of Cardiology reports that static exercise activity like strength training is good and better for your heart.  It has stronger results for reducing heart disease risk than dynamic exercise activity like cycling, running and walking. Results The results were presented at the LCC Latin America Conference 2018 in Lima, Peru. More than 4,000 American adults were tracked and analyzed on their exercise routines.  The research concludes that all types of physical activity and exercise are good for the heart.  But static activities, like aerobics and strength training, even in small amounts, proved to be the most beneficial. Your Takeaways The bottom-line from this research is that all exercise works.  Static and dynamic work separately, they work together but static exercise stands out as the most beneficial in preventing heart disease.