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Accuracy and Efficacy of Hand-Held Echocardiography in Diagnosing Valve Disease: A Systematic Review

In recent years, advances in technology have enabled hand-held echocardiography (HHE) to generate high-quality 2-dimensional and color Doppler images. As these devices become smaller, simpler, and more affordable, the question of whether HHE can augment or replace auscultation as the primary mode of cardiovascular diagnosis has become increasingly more relevant. If widely implemented, HHE has […]

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Development and Preliminary Feasibility of an Automated Hypertension Self-Management System

Uncontrolled hypertension constitutes a significant challenge throughout the world. Blood pressure measurement by patients is informative for both patients and providers but is rarely performed systematically, thereby reducing its utility. Mobile phones can be used to efficiently prompt individuals to measure blood pressure and automate data management while avoiding technology barriers to widespread adoption. Presented […]

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Returning to (Electronic) Health Records That Guide and Teach

Over the last 2 decades, medical records in the United States have undergone rapid digitization. Unfortunately, electronic health records have not delivered on their promise of improving clinical workflow, or even information access, given the lack of system interoperability.1 With the implementation of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Act in 2009, legislative mandates […]

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Visceral and Intrahepatic Fat Are Associated with Cardiometabolic Risk Factors Above Other Ectopic Fat Depots: The Framingham Heart Study

We examined the associations among 8 different fat depots accumulated in various anatomic regions and the relationship between these fat depots and multiple cardiometabolic risk factors. Methods Participants were from the Framingham Heart Study Offspring and Third Generation who also participated in the multidetector computed tomography substudy in 2002-2005. Exposures were multidetector computed tomography–derived fat […]

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Patients' educational program. *Patients followed the educational program on their mobile device to improve their knowledge of atrial fibrillation and learn how to manage themselves at home.

Mobile Health Technology for Atrial Fibrillation Management Integrating Decision Support, Education, and Patient Involvement

  Mobile Health technology for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation is unknown. Methods The simple mobile AF (mAF) App was designed to incorporate clinical decision-support tools (CHA2DS2-VASc [Congestive heart failure, Hypertension, Age ≥75 years, Diabetes Mellitus, Prior Stroke or TIA, Vascular disease, Age 65–74 years, Sex category], HAS-BLED [Hypertension, Abnormal renal/liver function, Stroke, […]

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