Professor holding up an anatomical heart model and teaching heart rhythm abnormalities.

Abnormal heart rhythm: All about arrhythmias

Here at Biotricity we are trying to raise awareness about heart rhythm abnormalities, also known as arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation. The human heart is a magnificent piece…

Grandfather and grandkids playing with a kite indicating that heart attack can happen anytime, know the risks.

Heart attack: What it is and why does it happen?

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack. Over the course of a year, approximately 790,000 Americans have a heart attack, and of these cases 580,000 are a…

Senior woman at the doctor’s office for chest pain, requires diagnoses through a heart monitor.

What is a heart monitor?

If you have experienced any sort of heart attack symptoms, like chest pain or shortness of breath, if you’ve had a stroke, or if you suffer from suspected heart problems or…

Senior woman experiencing chest pain from a heart condition or Atrial Fibrillation.

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib): Causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments

Atrial fibrillation, also known as AF or AFib, is one of the most prevalent heart rhythm disorders today. According to a 2014 Journal of the American College of Cardiology study,…

Middle aged woman eating whole, fresh apple.

Amazing apples: An apple a day can keep the cardiologist at bay

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. We couldn’t write a blog post about apples being good for your health without mention of the old proverb which, it turns out, is quite true.…

Image of a patient's arm with a heart monitor and a doctor's hand with a fitness wearable to show difference between wearables.

The difference between clinical wearables and fitness wearables

Today, wearable lifestyle devices are readily available to the average and generally healthy person. Lifestyle devices, like the Fitbit fitness trackers or the Apple Watch, are…

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Beets help our hearts beat stronger

When you think of revamping your diet to include more vegetables, your mind probably imagines leafy greens like kale, a “superfood” with hype—but let me suggest another option:…

Senior woman holding a mobile device using a patient engagement application.

Patient engagement can be improved by medical wearables

Patient engagement is the cornerstone of population health management and value-based care. Engaging patients is not just about providing individuals with basic health information…

Woman’s feet on a scale with a measuring tape; she is calculating her weight loss.

Maintenance intervention could be the key to maintaining weight loss

Maintenance intervention could be the key to successfully sustaining weight loss, suggests a new study. After initial weight loss, most people regain weight at an average rate of…

Physician holding out a digital representation that reads Heart Disease.

Heart disease and stroke are linked to stress

Researchers have recently found a link between the amygdala and heart disease, otherwise known as cardiovascular disease (CVD). The amygdalae, or the “fear center” in the brain,…

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Raw food alternative to treating type 2 diabetes

There are myriad causes for Diabetes, but often prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes cases are preventable and, potentially, treatable to the point of being curable. Nutrition is one…

ECG with a man running, to indicate risks of sudden cardiac arrest during activity.

Wearable ECGs could reduce sudden cardiac arrest

When a young person dies during a sporting event, we can’t believe it. When we hear of marathon runners dropping dead from heart attacks, we’re stunned. Being physically fit…

Remote patient monitoring helps reduce hospital readmissions

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimated hospital readmissions were costing Medicare $26 billion annually, $17 billion of which could be avoidable with…

The true cost of chronic disease and why we need to act now

Almost half of adult Americans current suffer from a chronic illness and the diagnoses are continuing to stack up. The cost of chronic disease on the healthcare system, patients,…

Senior man on treadmill with therapist in fitness studio where patients are treated.

Why patients don’t adhere to doctors’ orders

Outcomes in chronic disease management are directly affected by patients taking the medications and making the lifestyle changes that doctors prescribe. Studies show that even…

Helping physicians find value in data from medical wearables

With electronic health records (EHR) at an approximate 80% usage rate, there’s plenty of data floating around for healthcare providers. In fact, many physicians say they are…

Fighting chronic disease with daily digital prompts

If taking care of our health is as simple as eating better and walking, why are the statistics surrounding chronic illness worse now than they were 10 years ago? We know that…

Wearables in healthcare roundup

We’re living in transitional times. Conventional healthcare, as we know it, is changing. Chronic illnesses are affecting masses at an even younger age, and our healthcare system…