The new generation of health wearables make it possible to monitor the health of our heart and cardiovascular system and get an early warning of any possible risks
Just like making a phone call from a phone booth has become history, the days when you needed to visit your GP for a check-up each time you wanted to get an overall picture of your health are seem to be fast disappearing too. One of the main areas where companies now offer mobile solutions is ECG-measurement that can help millions around the globe to get an instant update on the health status of their heart and cardiovascular system anytime, even in the comfort of their own home. As studies revealed over 80% of consumers said an important benefit of wearable tech is its potential to make healthcare more convenient and 88% of physicians asked want patients to monitor their health parameters at home (source: https://emedcert.com/blog/wearables-statistics-future-of-healthcare)
What ways can home ECG devices help you?
One important area is supporting prevention as the connection between some widespread health issues, such as high blood pressure and diabetes and the increased risk for heart and cardiovascular diseases is well-known. Risks arising from these can be detected by the heart rate measurement, blood oxygen level measurement and the ECG measurement functions offered by health wearables. Important to note that nowadays – as a result of increased stress level – the younger generation is also at risk of suffering from heart and cardiovascular diseases.
Wearables can also help those already diagnosed with heart and cardiovascular diseases by facilitating daily, or even more frequent monitoring. This will help not only patients but their family members and friends feel reassured and immediate medical care can sought if there is any risks detected.
What about stroke?
Stroke is the second most dreaded cardiovascular disease after cardiac arrest as well as the second leading cause of death in the world accounting for 5 million deaths and leaving another 5 million permanently disabled, annually. About 800 000 people in the US have stroke each year.
The news generation of home health care devices and health wearables aims to evaluate the risk of stroke, particularly afib-related stroke. It is established that abnormalities detected in the atrial fibrillation parameters are a direct indication of the increased risk of afib-related stroke so the patient can seek immediate medical advice if their results are alarming. In addition, the measurement results can be emailed to one’s GP or family members.
Author: Mr. Adam Csorghe
Marketer at Sanatmetal and Mywiwe