Cardiovascular diseases have become a ubiquitous thing in the world today; therefore, it is essential to monitor and intervene when necessary.
Fremont, CA: An unhealthy lifestyle, genetic disorders, or a host of other factors like an autoimmune disease can lead to cardiovascular issues. Cardiac emergencies being one of the leading causes of deaths in the world, it is vital to monitor and intervene when necessary. However, modern technology has brought solutions to help in monitoring and improving cardiovascular health. These innovations, together with all the medical professionals maintaining and active PALS or ACLS certification, can aid to exponentially lower the number of people dying from the heart over the next decade.
Here are some of the new cardiac health technologies available.
Currently, medical conferences around worldwide have an ongoing discussion regarding AI, hoping to discover new ways to monitor, predict, and improve patient outcomes. For example, cardiology and radiology equipment uses AI and machine learning to help increase the speed of completion for reporting systems. These two technologies help cardiologists by locating potential issues in the heart and blood vessels for the cardiologist to review.
With the development of advanced pattern recognition by applying machine learning to a broader dataset than any human could analyze, it might reach a point where the machines can accurately identify and diagnose the conditions than cardiologists, though of course, human oversight will still be needed to determine the most appropriate course of action.
Among the new technologies, which are being used to monitor cardiac health, wearable devices have become the norm for numerous people around the globe. Bands, watches, and rings are a few of the countless examples of smart devices equipped with heart-monitoring capabilities.
These ready-to-wear cardiac devices are available in various markets and varying price points. Many of them enable for heart rate monitoring, and some even have more advanced features like the ability to produce a good EKG (electrocardiogram).
Becoming acquainted with the normal rhythms of their heart and looking for abnormalities in the data can help the users to recognize a potentially dangerous abnormality before it becomes a medical emergency.
Some devices use alphanumeric combinations to display a patient's current cardiovascular condition. Looking through these letters and numbers may become challenging for some medical professionals, mainly when predicting specific outcomes of a patient's cardiac health.
Now, image-based technologies are on the rise to help medical experts to see and predict the well-being of their patients' hearts. For example, a wire-based fractional flow reserve (FFR) equipped with virtual imaging features can help users to measure blood pressure accurately and flow through a specific part of an artery, leading to more informed response decisions.