Task Force Tackles FDA Lamotrigine Cardiac Risk Warning

A joint task force of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) and International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) has issued an advisory to address concerns arising from a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning of cardiac risk in patients taking the antiseizure drug lamotrigine. The task force is concerned that the FDA warning is based on data not yet widely available, and […]

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Smartwatch app compared to standard ECG for acute coronary syndromes

For patients with acute coronary syndrome, a smartwatch app can detect normal electrocardiography (ECG) and ST-segment and non-ST-segment elevations, with accuracy comparable to that of a standard ECG, according to a study published online Aug. 31 in JAMA Cardiology to coincide with the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2020: The Digital Experience, held virtually from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1. […]

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ECG with your Smartphone: heart rhythm disturbances via the App to identify

The ECG via the Smartwatch and mobile phone 10 years ago, efforts were ridiculed, to develop ECG recording devices for the home. Today, the latest Generation of the Apple Watch is equipped with an application (App), which allows an electrocardiogram (ECG) for 30 seconds to record. Some of the recordings can be recorded for the doctor to be a kind […]

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Electronic order set may reduce inappropriate ECG monitoring

(HealthDay)—Use of electronic order sets is a safe and effective way to enhance appropriate electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring of hospitalized patients, according to a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Critical Care. Sue Sendelbach, Ph.D., retired from the Abbott Northwestern Hospital/Minneapolis Heart Institute/Allina Health in Minnesota, and colleagues evaluated the impact of implementing an electronic order […]

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