Technologies are improving medications used in cardiovascular care so that doctors can offer patients with efficient treatment.
FREMONT, CA: The healthcare sector is continuously transforming by implementing high-tech technologies in its operations. Particularly the cardiovascular medicines are changing at a rapid. They have started using new devices that operate digitally and have advanced the treatment process. These digital technologies will make it easy for doctors to treat patients with diseases like atrial fibrillation (AFib), diabetes, cardio-oncology, and heart failure.
Moreover, the technologies will make it easy for doctors to detect the disease in the patient efficiently and start treatment as soon as possible. The technologies like wearable and implanted devices are for the betterment of cardiovascular care, so its demand will increase in the future. Here are some of the popular tools that are used in cardiovascular treatment in recent days.
1. Digital stethoscopes
Stethoscopes are used by doctors for listening to the heart and lungs, but in recent days the devices have been modified to improve its function. The new digital stethoscopes model has specialized microphones and sensors that can buffer, intensify, and filter the sounds from the heart. These sounds are transformed to the digital signal and sent to smartphones wirelessly. These sounds can then be visualized and used for analyzing. Furthermore, some of the models can even recognize the blood flow in the arteries of the heart so that doctors can identify coronary artery disease in patients.
2. Anti-clotting medications
The researchers can now quickly screen new anti-clotting medications with the help of a chip which has the size of a postage lamp. These chips have several small valves, pumps, channels, and processors that help to manipulate different fluids accurately. The chip was developed so that it can identify how some particular compounds communicate with platelets and blood.
3. Cuffless blood pressure monitor
The new blood pressure monitor model does not need an inflatable cuff that has to squeeze the upper arm. The device is dependent on the small patch of skin that can measure the amount of light absorbed, and this new method is known as photoplethysmography. The device can even be paired with a smartwatch to continuously offer real-time wireless monitoring by continuously measuring the heart rate and oxygen level in a person.