Cardiology

Smartwatch app found to accurately detect atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) was confirmed in nearly 94% of people who were initially identified to have signs of the heart rhythm disorder by a smartwatch application and who followed up with a clinician, in a study presented ...

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea accelerates aging, but treatment may reverse it

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects 22 million people in the U.S. and is linked to a higher risk of hypertension, heart attacks, stroke, diabetes and many other chronic conditions. But now researchers from the University ...

Sleep apnea

A light-based wearable to detect sleep apnea

Sleep apnea, the disorder where normal breathing is disturbed during sleep, can negatively affect someone's mental and physical health. In an Eindhoven MedTech Innovation Center (e/MTIC) research collaboration involving TU/e ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Sleep apnea in pregnancy linked to metabolic syndrome, hypertension

(HealthDay)—Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for metabolic syndrome (MetS) and hypertension (HTN) after delivery, according to a study published online Feb. 11 in the American ...

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