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Apple Heart Study: Assessment of Wristwatch-Based Photo-Plethysmography to Identify Cardiac Arrhythmias

By Orville Caval on Apr 2, 2019 4:49:00 PM

Apple Heart Study

This research study assessed whether the Apple Heart Study App can effectively use data collected on the Apple Watch to detect irregular heart rhythms, along with those from potentially serious heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation. 419,093 people participated in the study.

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Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics, 2019 Update

By Orville Caval on Feb 20, 2019 4:10:07 PM

This just in, the Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2019 update from the American Heart Association reveals that:

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High blood pressure the leading factor contributing to stroke in young adults

By Orville Caval on Feb 11, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Strokes do not discriminate by age.

They hit once the factors are right – and these factors may be found as often in younger adults who have strokes as in older populations, according to a new study.

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February is for lovers.

By Orville Caval on Feb 4, 2019 9:54:41 PM

February is for lovers. February also reminds us to take care of our heart; it is American Heart Month.

The annual celebration started in 1963 to encourage Americans to join the battle against heart disease. A presidential proclamation pays tribute every year to researchers, physicians, public health professionals and volunteers for their tireless efforts in preventing, treating and researching heart disease, which is the leading cause of death for both men and women within the U.S.

Hospitals and health systems around the country celebrate American Heart Month by consigning to raise awareness in their communities regarding heart disease. Employees wear red and volunteers knit or crochet pint-size red hats for newborns. They hold free screenings and heart health awareness events.

It’s an excellent time to commit to a healthy life style and make small changes that may result in a lifetime of heart health. If you’re not doing so already, become involved in American Heart Month. Get involved and spread the word about strategies for preventing heart disease and living heart healthy lives!

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Choosing a Heart Healthy Diet can Save Your Life

By Neil Schmitz on Jun 22, 2012 1:55:00 AM

Many of our Cardiology patients in West Houston constantly ask us about what they can do to improve their condition, and ultimately the best thing any of us can do is to eat a heart healthy diet!

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