Tag Archives: Heart

Using smart watches to monitor your heart could do more harm than good

Fitness trackers like the Apple Watch now allow you to detect heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation. That’s not always a good thing, says doctor Margaret McCartney Technology | Comment 17 July 2019 Josie Ford By Margaret McCartney SELF-EMPOWERED, self-motivated, self-aware: we have got used to the idea that more knowledge about our health is… Read More »

‘I was shocked when I was told that I might have to have open heart surgery’ – mother-of-three Rebecca Redmond

It can develop suddenly or can happen slowly over months or even years and is most commonly caused by previous heart damage – but it can and does affect seemingly healthy people. The Irish Heart Foundation has launched a new symptom checker on their website – KnowYourHeart.ie – where members of the public can go… Read More »

Don't ignore heart attack symptoms, especially while traveling

Don’t ignore heart attack symptoms while travelling, keep emergency numbers at hand. That’s the main message of a study presented today at Acute Cardiovascular Care 20191 a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of natural death among people who are travelling, yet, so far, the long-term outlook for those… Read More »