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Detecting atrial fibrillation with rhythm patch

Dear Sir or Madam,

Atrial fibrillation, if not detected and treated early, can lead to a stroke. One method of prevention is a mobile rhythm patch. Find out exactly how such a rhythm patch works in our Interview.

Stay healthy!

Melanie Prüser
Editorial team

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Topic of the Month: Mixed and Virtual Reality transform surgery
Interview: Detecting atrial fibrillation early
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Broader perspective: how Mixed and Virtual Reality transform surgery

Topic of the Month

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For surgeons, nothing is more important than intimate knowledge and a spatial understanding of their operating field. Yet even three-dimensional imaging methods only provide limited assistance because the data is viewed on two-dimensional screens. When it comes to surgical planning or medical education, Mixed and Virtual Reality foster a better spatial understanding of the human body.
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Broader perspective: how Mixed and Virtual Reality transform surgery
Surgery in 3D: Virtual Reality in the OR
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Wearable aims to tackle head injuries in sport

Research & Technology, Information and Communication Technology

Wearable tech which measures and tracks head impact force in sport and recreational activities is set to aid research and support informed decisions on the risk of brain injury. Based at the Edinburgh Business School (EBS) Incubator within Heriot-Watt University, the technology has been developed by start-up company HIT.
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Fast, portable test can diagnose COVID-19 and track variants

Research & Technology, Laboratory Equipment, Diagnostica

Clinicians using a new viral screening test can not only diagnose COVID-19 in a matter of minutes with a portable, pocket-sized machine, but can also simultaneously test for other viruses - like influenza - that might be mistaken for the coronavirus.
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Detecting atrial fibrillation early with mobile rhythm patch


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Atrial fibrillation often causes no symptoms for those affected, yet it affects around 30 million people worldwide. Undetected and untreated, atrial fibrillation can lead to strokes. According to a study, a mobile rhythm patch can help detect and prevent strokes.
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Detecting atrial fibrillation early with mobile rhythm patch
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Masks associated with reduced COVID-19 risk for healthcare workers

Commodities and Consumer Goods, Public Health & Associations

A study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine from researchers at Henry Ford Health System has found that Henry Ford's early implementation of a universal mask policy in the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with reducing the risk of healthcare workers at Henry Ford acquiring COVID-19.
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FDA: Breakthrough Device Designation to ECG analysis platform

Economy & Markets, Electromedicine, Medical Technology

Tempus, a leader in artificial intelligence and precision medicine, announces that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company Breakthrough Device Designation for its ECG Analysis Platform.
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