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Support for Heart Rhythm Society guidelines helping patients better understand the value of wearable devices in heart monitoring

New guidelines released by the Heart Rhythm Society and the Consumer Technology Association have clarified the use of wearables when it comes to monitoring heart health, and warned against using them as “a substitute for medical devices prescribed by a clinician”.

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At-home ambulatory blood pressure monitoring a key research field

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have recognized ambulatory blood pressure monitoring as an area for future research for at-home management of high blood pressure. The move continues the increased interest in ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, and its benefit in more accurately detecting hypertension in the American population - with almost half of all Americans experiencing hypertension, even if they are unaware of it.

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Growing international consensus on Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is becoming increasingly accepted as the ‘gold standard’ when it comes to diagnosing hypertension. A recent decision by the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services means that ABPM will be available to more patients with suspected hypertension – a move which Cardiac Monitoring Service CEO Rudy Watkins has backed, with ABPM now introduced as a core service.

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Why cybersecurity is increasingly important in healthcare

Security breaches in the health sector are back in the news cycle with alarming frequency, so we look at what it takes to protect the records of more than 500,000 patients each year. In the first of this three part series on cybersecurity, we look at understanding and managing the risks facing health providers today.

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