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What are the different types of Atrial Fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart irregularity, but there are four different recognised types of the condition. Previously, Atrial Fibrillation (AF) was classified as either chronic or acute, but in 2014 new guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association changed the classification of AF from two, to four, types.   …

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Worldwide prevalence of Atrial Fibrillation

The prevalence of Atrial Fibrillation globally is rising at a significant rate. However, researchers, scientists and clinicians remain uncertain as to how many people may have the heart irregularity because of this rapid growth. In addition, there are concerns that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be millions of people worldwide with Atrial Fibrillation …

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What Is a Good Heart Rate Variability? : Modern Health and Fitness

Defining a good heart rate variability has always been a question within the fitness community. Different lifestyles can dictate a person’s overall cardiovascular health which is why the answer typically varies from person to person. Thankfully, with modern advancements in technology, it’s now much easier to track and monitor these types of health information.  We …

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The Evolutional Technology of a Modern Heart Rate Monitor

The technology behind a modern heart rate monitor is a true testament to how medical science has evolved. Heart rate monitors today are not only used for tracking cardiovascular functions in hospital settings but also used as a tool for health and fitness training.  They measure and display information in real-time so that medical professionals …

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The evolution of photoplethysmography (PPG) within smart devices

As a technology, photoplethysmography (PPG) has been explored for almost a century, but it is only in the last few years that it has had a broader application beyond specialised medical settings. That has generally been driven by the evolution of smartphones, smartwatches and even smaller wearable devices such as smart rings. PPG is most …

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