Tag Archives: Heart

Carbon Nanotube Fibers as Electrical Bridges for Damaged Heart Tissue

Damaged heart tissue, as a result of a myocardial infarct, is not only a problem because it weakens overall cardiac function but also because it no longer conducts electricity well enough to effectively propagate the heart’s signals. Arrhythmias are a common result of this, and although there are drugs that can help some patients, the… Read More »

Do Wearable Devices Accurately Track the Heart Rates for People of Color?

Millions of people wear Fitbits, Apple Watches and other gadgets to track their heart rate and much more. But these wearable trackers may yield inaccurate readings for people of color, STAT reports. In recent years, the market for smartwatches and fitness trackers has mushroomed, causing concerns about their accuracy, especially among people with darker skin.… Read More »

Research is ‘urgently needed’ on heart muscle disease in children, according to UB chair of AHA writing group

Though rare, these conditions cause some of the worst outcomes in pediatric cardiology, according to AHA scientific statement published in Circulation BUFFALO, N.Y. — Cardiomyopathy is a heart condition involving abnormalities of the muscle fibers, which contract with each heartbeat. Nearly half of children with this type of heart disease either undergo a heart transplant… Read More »