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New App Improves Survival Rates For Heart Failure Patients

A team of researchers in Utah has helped in the early detection of the need to undergo advance therapy, by launching a new application that monitors heart failure patients’ clinical progress.

The new app will also make it easier for clinicians to know any changes in patients’ conditions, medical tests, and health status. Team leader R. Scott Evans said that the new technology aims to improve the quality of life of patients and increase their chances of survival.

Advanced Monitoring

Doctors may find it difficult to stay updated on the constantly changing trends and news on heart failure, given their hectic schedule. Evans expects the new app to help them monitor the progress of each patient. Practitioners of cardiology in Beaver, Salt Lake City and other parts of the state may soon use the app for their daily activities. Revere Health also highlights the importance of getting the right medical care and attention in a well-equipped facility.

The app could identify if a person’s health has deteriorated by relying on tests for new echocardiograms, which show a left ventricular ejection fraction of below 35 per cent. This percentage usually serves as a red flag for worsening condition. The app will then check for any signs of progress. It will send all the information in a secured email to the patient’s doctor, who will then make the necessary recommendations.

Blood Type

Several symptoms of heart failure include shortness of breath, yet a separate study in Utah found that your blood type increases the risk of a heart attack when you become exposed to air pollution. Those with A, B, or AB blood types are more at risk, according to the study’s lead investigator, Benjamin Horne. Horne said that people with these blood types have 75% higher risk compared to persons with an O blood type, which only has a 30% risk.

Cardiology has progressed with the development of a new app and a study about the link between heart attacks and air pollution. Patients can expect more advancements that could improve their lives, hasten their recovery, and provide the better treatment they need.

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