Category: American Heart Association

  • Eko Unveils Newly Designed Heart Disease Detection App

    What You Should Know: – Eko, a digital health company advancing heart and lung disease detection, today announced the launch of its newly-redesigned Eko App, which will transform patient interactions into an opportunity to screen for cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and there has not been an […]

  • Study shows Fitbit can detect AFib, but faces hurdles to clinical use

    The results, shared at AHA 2021, found that a third of adults who used an ECG patch after getting a heart rhythm notification from their Fitbit had atrial fibrillation. However, the study faced some challenges with adherence, as many patients who got a notification did not follow up.

  • Coconut Oil and the Boost in HDL “Good” Cholesterol

    The effects of coconut oil were compared to butter and tallow. Even if virgin coconut oil and other saturated fats raise LDL “bad” cholesterol, isn’t that countered by the increase in HDL “good” cholesterol? According to “the experience and wisdom of 200 of the country’s leading experts in cardiovascular diseases,” in a report representing 29 […]