Cardiology

U.S. patterns for recurrent coronary heart disease examined

(HealthDay)—From 2008 to 2017, the rates of recurrent myocardial infarction (MI), recurrent coronary heart disease (CHD) events, heart failure hospitalization, and mortality declined in the year after MI, with greater reductions ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New research studies the impact of face masks on heart rate

Researchers at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital (UH Rainbow) published new findings today that wearing a face mask—either a cloth mask or a surgical mask—did not impair the ability of subjects ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Incarceration is strongly linked with premature death in US

An analysis of U.S. county-level data found a strong association between jail incarceration and death rates from infectious diseases, chronic lower respiratory disease, drug use, and suicide, in a new study by Columbia University ...

Cardiology

Where the economy falters, deaths from heart disease rise

As the federal government debates the financial stimulus needed to address the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, the last recession offers an important reminder of the long-term health effects of a slow and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers studying wearable device to detect COVID-19 upon infection

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers are recruiting health care workers to study whether a wearable device, a wristwatch, can capture real time data that can be used to alert wearers of subtle physiological ...

Health

Heart disease deaths rising in young women

A nationwide US study has found increasing death rates from heart disease in women under 65. The research is published in European Heart Journal—Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes, a journal of the European Society of ...

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Heart rate

The pulse rates can also be measured at any point on the body where an artery's pulsation is transmitted to the surface - often as it is compressed against an underlying structure like bone - by pressuring it with the index and middle finger. The thumb should not be used for measuring another person's heart rate, as its strong pulse may interfere with discriminating the site of pulsation Some commonly palpated sites include:

A more precise method of determining pulse involves the use of an electrocardiograph, or ECG (also abbreviated EKG). Continuous electrocardiograph monitoring of the heart is routinely done in many clinical settings, especially in critical care medicine. Commercial heart rate monitors are also available, consisting of a chest strap with electrodes. The signal is transmitted to a wrist receiver for display. Heart rate monitors allow accurate measurements to be taken continuously and can be used during exercise when manual measurement would be difficult or impossible (such as when the hands are being used).

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