A complicated pregnancy can promote one of the most stressful periods of a grown woman’s life and as such, Cardiacare do not wish to cause further anxiety in our readers. Alas, news has come forward from the Public Health Institute in Berkeley, California which we believe should not go unnoticed. According to their director and senior study author Barbara Cohn, women who experience more than one health complication during pregnancy are at considerably higher risk of developing heart disease in their later years.
In America, heart disease is considered the foremost killer of women with a new study by the aforementioned Berkeley institute adding more fuel to this alarming data. As published on September 21st in the American Heart Association journal ‘Circulation’, the study found that “the risk of fatal heart disease prior to age 60 doubled or even tripled in women who developed pre-eclampsia, a sudden increase in blood pressure late in pregnancy.”
To help support the study, the institution analysed ‘decades of data’ containing the health details of over 15,000 pregnant women between 1959 and 1967 in the local Oakland, California area. Barbara Cohn found that by 2011 368 of these women had died of heart disease and found that these where mothers who had experienced blood pressure issues during pregnancy. Despite this, 64% of women were found to have no complications, 31% had one complication and 5% had two or more.
The study pointed out that the most frequently acknowledged complication to occur during pregnancy was gestational blood pressure which would act as a precursor to ‘preterm delivery, low-birth-weight delivery, and hemoglobin decline’.
If you wish to read into this study in further detail we recommend exploring the current issue of the American Heart Association journal.
In this tireless age of digital clutter and opinionated noise, it can be difficult to know who or what to trust and take on board. The UK press are consistently printing tales of healthcare anxiety in an attempt to rouse attention and fear. The latest health scare comes in the form of vitamin supplements which are now said to be a potentially fatal catalyst of cancer and heart disease. The story is popping up just about everywhere after a decade long study at the University of Colorado Cancer Centre found that taking over the recommended daily dose would promote such illness by 20%.
It’s not uncommon to find people forfeiting a healthy diet in exchange for junk food and vitamin supplements but you don’t need a medical degree to tell such behaviour will do the body no good. Supplements are meant to be taken responsibly and in conjunction with an already stable diet, anybody over indulging to compensate are, as common sense would tell you, doing more harm than good.
The test, which was lead by Professor Tim Byers had aimed to see if supplements had the same medical benefits as vitamin rich fruit and vegetables. After finding excessive pills increased the risk of potentially fatal diseases, they presented their findings to the American Association for Cancer Research. Cardiacare believe that, as evident with most things in life, too much of anything is rarely any good for you. Always follow the pharmacist’s instructions and medical labels, don’t over compensate and try and maintain a balanced, healthy diet.
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Here are Cardiacare we are proud to stock a wide range of Cardioline ECG devices. Such as the Cardioline touchecg tablet and the new Cardioline ar600view VET.
Cardioline ar600view VET
The Cardioline touchecg tablet is the recommend product for healthcare professionals, specifically in certain fields such as telemedicine, home care, and privatized healthcare.
This new device is a electrocardiograph supplied on a high quality tablet with a clickecgbt acquisition unit. The Cardioline touchecg tablet has Bluetooth capabilities and a simple interface, easy to use system and overall user-friendly experience.
The small and lightweight clickecgbt ensures the highest level of patient care and comfort, whilst still boasting modern features such as Wi-Fi connectivity and the options to export examinations in numerous file types such as .png .pdf and .xml
The Cardioline ar600view VET is a dual supply electrocardiograph with a large range of features, for example the basic configuration allows the recording of an ECG and printing the ECG using a high quality thermal print.
Due to nature of the software it can easily be adapted to suit all of your needs. You can also choose to equip your Cardioline ar600view VET with the PC ECG option, meaning the device can display real-time ECG on a computer, this feature aids in the management of patients records.
If you’re interested in either of the above products or any ECG consumables then visit our website www.cardiacare.co.uk