Author Archive | Satish Misra, MD
The now FDA-approved CardioMEMS device allows a completely new data stream, PA pressures, to be monitored remotely, raising interesting new possibilities.
Researchers in Ireland evaluated the use of an Android smartphone app to increase patients’ activity levels, as measured by step count. Over the roughly two month period, they found a 22% increase in basal activity levels.
How is Apple managing federal oversight as they venture into the health space with HealthKit and Health?
Out of many apps for echocardiography, we name our four favorite
Quick reference information for digesting Echos
Remote monitoring leading to lower rates of mortality and re-hospitalization
Study cardiac catheterization on your smartphone
A study to be presented at the American Society of Hypertension meeting this week raises concerns about accuracy of smartphone-connected blood pressure cuffs.
During the closure of a patent foramen ovale (PFO), a team uses Google Glass to enable a highly experienced “mentor” to monitor and provide advice on the procedure in real time.
Emerging mobile technology could be poised to change how we deliver this care. A recent abstract presented at the recent American College of Cardiology conference suggesting significant benefits in the use of a smartphone app on outcomes in cardiac rehabilitation recently brought this potential into focus.
A study using an app to screen for substance use among kids shows potential advantages over traditional screening.
The British Society of Echocardiography’s EchoCalc app has a lot of useful information from a reputable source. Unfortunately, this information is buried within an excessively complex user interface making it cumbersome to use in clinical practice.
Our roundup of potential uses of Google Glass in healthcare being explored by innovators and researchers today.
We searched far and wide for all available wireless, mobile-compatible blood pressure monitors. Here’s what we found and tips on picking the right device for the right patient.
Researchers used the Heart Monitor to screen 1,000 patients in community pharmacies, identifying 15 patients with new or recurrent atrial fibrillation.
University of Kansas researchers evaluated apps available for pediatric obesity against practice guidelines. While they found generally poor adherence among most, there were a few that rose to the top.
Dr. Garth Graham shares insights from the Aetna Foundations recent $4m program to support evaluation of mobile health interventions in underserved communities
Here we take a look at EchoSource – an app that aims to teach the basic principles of and technique for echocardiography.
We reviewed over 1000 abstracts in search of studies using apps for self-management of hypertension as well as a host of meta-analyses, reviews, and guidelines to identify key features that we think are likely to help our patients be more successful. Here’s what we found.
While this app has an impressive breadth and depth, its poor organization and design limits it utility to clinicians and students.