NBC News: After Covid, risks of heart problems remain elevated for up to a year

NBC News: After Covid, risks of heart problems remain elevated for up to a year. ” it appears the coronavirus can leave patients at risk for heart problems for at least one year following infection, according to one of the largest analyses of post-Covid health effects to date. The study, published last week in Nature Medicine, found that the illness increased the possibility of heart rhythm irregularities, as well as potentially deadly blood clots in the legs and lungs, in the year after an acute infection.”

The Straits Times: Singapore researchers invent new AI tool that could speed up diagnosis of heart disease

The Straits Times: Singapore researchers invent new AI tool that could speed up diagnosis of heart disease . “A new tool that could lead to faster diagnosis of heart disease has been invented by researchers in Singapore. Powered by artificial intelligence (AI), it uses electrocardiograms (ECGs) and has an accuracy rate of 98.5 percent. ECGs measure the electrical activity of heartbeats to detect heart abnormalities.”

Johns Hopkins: Machine Learning Tool Gives Early Warning Of Cardiac Issues For Patients With Covid-19

Johns Hopkins: Machine Learning Tool Gives Early Warning Of Cardiac Issues For Patients With Covid-19. “The COVID-HEART predictor can forecast cardiac arrest for patients who have COVID-19 with a median early warning time of 18 hours, and it can predict blood clots three days in advance. It was developed with data from 2,178 patients treated at the five hospitals in the Johns Hopkins Health System between March 1 and Sept. 27, 2020.”

IrvineTimes: ‘Dating site technology’ to help heart failure patients find clinical trials

IrvineTimes: ‘Dating site technology’ to help heart failure patients find clinical trials. “A UK charity for heart failure patients has developed a website which uses matching technology often used for dating sites to pair patients with appropriate clinical trials…. The charity says it hopes the system can help take the pressure off the NHS by no longer relying on healthcare staff to identify potential patients suitable for trials.”

EurekAlert: Online searches about cardiovascular disease follow strong seasonal and geographical patterns

EurekAlert: Online searches about cardiovascular disease follow strong seasonal and geographical patterns . “There is a strong seasonal pattern in seeking cardiovascular health information on Google, with higher search activity during winter months, according to a new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Investigators also found that US states with higher deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) have higher CVD-related search volumes compared with regions with lower CVD mortality. By integrating artificial intelligence in healthcare research, the data generated by online cardiovascular health searches could be leveraged in the future to estimate disease activity in the community.”

Penn Researchers Mine Twitter for Cardiovascular Disease Research

Penn State: University of Pennsylvania Penn Researchers Mine Twitter for Cardiovascular Disease Research. “For years, marketers and other commercial data-miners have been using Twitter’s vast database of ‘tweets’ to gauge consumer attitudes and track events. Now medical researchers are getting in on the trend. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania completed a pilot analysis of archived tweets on cardiovascular disease. In a study published today in JAMA Cardiology researchers sifted through a sample of approximately ten billion tweets posted between 2009 and 2015, and found more than 500,000 English-language, U.S.-originating tweets that related to cardiovascular disease.” When I originally wrote this up I said Penn State and not the University of Pennsylvania. Thanks Cathy for pointing this out. I regret the error. Actually I feel like a berk. But I fixed it.