Tag Archives: heart

Apple-backed Stanford study suggests iPhone, Apple Watch could remotely monitor heart patients’ frailty

iPhones and Apple Watches could enable at-home assessment of cardiovascular disease patients’ frailty via sensor data and an app-guided version of the six-minute walk test (6MWT), a traditionally clinic-based assessment of a person’s functional capacity, according to data published yesterday in PLoS One. Conducted by Stanford University researchers and funded by Apple, the study provided 110… Read More »

Researchers identify brain’s role in broken heart syndrome

A new study uncovers potential mechanisms that may contribute to “broken heart syndrome,” or Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), a temporary heart condition that is brought on by stressful situations and emotions. The research, which was led by investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), indicates that a heart-brain connection likely plays a major role.  For the… Read More »

Omega-3 fatty acids and the heart: New evidence, more questions

My patients commonly ask me whether they should try one supplement or another. Often my answer is equivocal, because for most supplements we just don’t have enough evidence to give a definite answer. This doesn’t mean that a particular patient couldn’t benefit from a specific supplement; it just means I don’t have standardized research to… Read More »

Diet congestive heart failure science

Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. A candy bar or handful of potato chips won’t derail your heart-healthy diet. Regular egg consumption does not increase the riet of stroke and cardiovascular diseases. Front-of-pack nutrition label stimulates healthier product development: a quantitative analysis. Products and services. Hawkes C, Popkin BM. Adherence to a Mediterranean diet and survival… Read More »