«Heart failure affects about 2% to 3% of people globally—including up to 9% of those over 60—and about 6.5 million Americans. For a person with this chronic, progressive condition, the heart isn’t able to pump blood well enough to meet the body’s needs for blood and oxygen, which can have dire consequences. About half of those diagnosed with heart failure die within five years, which is worse than the death rate for common cancers like bladder, prostate and breast cancer.»

«Early detection and treatment can greatly improve a patient’s prognosis. But frequently people don’t have noticeable symptoms, like swelling of the ankles and shortness of breath, until the condition has worsened. That’s where, research suggests, AI and the smartwatch could help.»

Article written by Michel Schroeder.



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