Heart health: 5 medical advances that could change heart monitoring

Evan Walker
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February marks American Heart Month, which serves as a reminder for people to focus on their cardiovascular health.

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that nearly 700,000 Americans died of heart disease in 2021, the most recent year with available data.

While regular doctor visits and a Healthy lifestyle can help lessen the risk of heart disease, a number of new technological advances will give patients and doctors alike new tools to monitor and assess cardiovascular Health.

“This is a huge field that will become commonplace in the future care of patients,” Dr. Chang-Han Chen, a cardiologist and medical director of the Structural Heart Program at MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center in California, told Medical News Today.

“We’re hopeful that we can start getting these technologies in clinical practice,” he added.

Here’s a look at five of the new technological advances for monitoring heart health.

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