Scientists from the University of Rochester technologicznego suggested a unique diagnostic tool of heart disease.
As the researchers write in an article for JMIR mHealth and uHealth, cardiovascular system monitoring based on sensors in the bathroom is directed to reduce the rate of remission in patients with congestive heart failure in the hospital.
Simply put, doctors have created a toilet seat that detects possible symptoms of heart disease, and proved its efficiency.
Chronic heart failure
Toilet seats that will be provided to research company Heart Health Intelligence in the process of obtaining permission from FDA (Management on sanitary inspection behind quality of foodstuff and medicines), will be purchased by hospitals and provided to patients with heart failure after discharge from the hospital.
Those toilet seats are equipped with sensors to measure electrical and mechanical activity of the heart and can monitor heart rate, blood pressure, oxygenation level of blood, the patient’s weight and the amount of stroke, which is the amount of blood pumped out of heart with each beat.
Algorithms analyze the data and, with further development, warned about the deterioration of. The report will be sent to the cardiologist, who will then determine the need for intervention.
“As a rule, within 30 days after discharge from the hospital 25% of patients suffering from congestive heart failure, face a remission,” explained the founder and CEO of Heart Health Intelligence and the study’s lead author Nicholas Connec.
According to him, after 90 days of hospital discharge, 45% of patients return to the hospital. They created the toilet seat will allow to predict the occurrence of remission, and consequently accelerate the treatment.
We will remind, scientists from Duke University have proposed a new blood test that will determine how the blocked blood vessels.
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