AHA 2021: Novel Fitbit Algorithm Correctly Detected Undiagnosed Atrial Fibrillation
November 15, 2021

AHA 2021: Novel software algorithm used in Fitbit wearable devices accurately detected undiagnosed atrial fibrillation about 98% of the time, showed results of the Fitbit Heart Study.

Coffee Had Negligible Effect on Atrial Arrhythmias but Was Linked to PVCs, Study Finds
November 15, 2021

AHA 2021. Coffee increased PVCs by 54% in regular coffee drinkers and decreased sleep by more than 30 minutes; it also significantly increased daily step count and slightly improved SVT.

COVID-19 Updates: US Vaccinations, Booster Doses, & Global Data as of November 12, 2021
November 12, 2021

Data from the CDC on boosters and US vaccination rates and from the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map on cases and deaths in the US and worldwide.

Population for Digital Heart Failure Coaching App May Need Rethinking
November 12, 2021

AHA Scientific Sessions 2021: New research provides a note of caution for the use of digital heart failure coaching apps in severely ill and elderly patients with unstable heart failure.

Study Highlights Factors that Influence Patient Engagement with Remote CVD Risk Reduction Intervention
November 12, 2021

AHA Scientific Sessions 2021: Employment status and higher caregiver burden were linked to increased engagement with a videoconferencing-based intervention to reduce the risk of CVD.

EHR-integrated Remote Monitoring of Hypertension: A Pilot Study in Primary Care
November 12, 2021

EHR-integrated remote BP monitoring was evaluated in a primary care Medicare population to assess uptake and initial effects on hypertension management.

Study Finds COVID-19 Antibodies in Breast Milk of Vaccinated Mothers
November 11, 2021

Mothers vaccinated against COVID-19 produced robust IgG antibodies in breast milk that actively neutralized the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to investigators.

ACC/AHA 2021 Chest Pain Evaluation & Diagnosis Guidelines: Top 10 Take-homes
November 11, 2021

Chest pain evaluation requires timely and accurate distinction between serious and benign causes. The 2021 ACC/AHA guideline authors provide 10 important reminders.

Pfizer Submits Request to Expand COVID-19 Booster EUA to All US Adults
November 10, 2021

Pfizer-BioNTech included data in its FDA submission showing the 3rd mRNA shot restores protection against symptomatic COVDI-19 to about 95%.

COVID-19 Updates: US Vaccinations, Booster Doses, & Global Data as of November 10, 2021
November 10, 2021

Data from the CDC on boosters and US vaccination rates and from the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map on cases and deaths in the US and worldwide.