Technological Innovations Give Hope in the Fight Against Heart Disease
From apps that diagnose irregular heart rhythms to fitbits with sensors to measure heart rate, a wave of heart technological innovations has appeared as companies cash in on the battle to fight heart disease.
The question always arises of how accurate the results are from a medical point of view. When it comes to measuring blood pressure and more on devices we use every day, like smartphones, there definitely needs to be more research. For example, readings could be influenced by motion, consistent contact with the skin, etc.
Smartphone Blood Pressure Check
Last year Caltech showed that a smartphone app could accurately measure how much blood the hearts pumps with each beat. In turn, all patients had to do was hold a smartphone camera up to their neck for less than two minutes, and an algorithm in the app analyzed the information. This was found to be as accurate as doing an ultrasound.
Other Heart Technological Innovations
Artificial intelligence is changing the way cardiac disease is being handled because of the way data can be absorbed, processed and analyzed. When it comes to healthcare, this can make all the difference in the way patients are diagnosed and treated.
For instance, cardiologists are able to read and interpret the results of echo studies more quickly and efficiently. Catching heart disease early and treating it efficiently is more possible when using AI.
Our dual catheter system is another technological innovation that I hope will bring about a revolution in the way heart disease is treated. Patients will no longer have to undergo lengthy, complex operations. The interventional cardiologist will be able, and the patient will be out the same day.
At present we seem to be losing the fight against heart disease, but technological innovations could make a difference. They have the potential to change cardiac healthcare for the better by addressing current limitations.
Honor Those Who Protect Our Country
Happy Independence Day! The weather in Newport is going to be sunny and pleasant. I am planning on some classic summer activities with family and friends. On July 4th nighttime, we will catch a glimpse of the huge display happening a little further from us.
Like Memorial Day, July 4th did have a more serious tone when I was young. The 20th Century was focused on major global conflict and the risk of all out catastrophe. Our relative peace allows us to take our freedom for granted, even in a world still filled with dangers.
Keeping Terrorists From Crossing
As President Trump points out, a free society depends upon the rule of law and keeping criminals and terrorists from crossing our borders.
Reminding myself of this, I feel passionately about remembering those who sacrifice and risk themselves to keep our country free. So, when we enjoy the company of our loved ones I think about how it must feel to be deployed abroad or along the most dangerous parts of our southern border. Imagine saying goodbye to your loved ones and knowing they will put themselves in harm’s way to protect us all.
Our Independence on July 4th
PBS has a great short video collection, “Stories of Service”, one of which is titled “The Homefront: Raising a Family”. This episode focuses on a man whose wife was deployed. Like a single parent, he assumed the roles of both Mom and Dad to their three kids. These videos highlight that that like our armed service members, military families sacrifice as well. I would like to see a similar piece on the risks and dangers that our brave ICE officers face.
So, this July Fourth remember to support the troops and law enforcement on our border and everywhere by honoring their families who have and continue to sacrifice for America. We need to appreciate, respect and honor these families alongside their loved ones who have or are serving.
MaRS Accepts ABS
My company, Advanced Bifurcations Systems has been accepted to join MaRS. MaRS helps bring all avenues of entrepreneurs and startups together with an extensive network of partners all together. Their goal is to bring new companies reach their their goals.
Our article written for BioSpace can be found here.
The Possibility of Outpatient
One of the most traumatic things a person can go through is open heart surgery. My mission is to help people understand that there could be options.
Heart surgery, among being traumatic, is also very very expensive. My company, Advanced Bifurcation Systems, created a device, that for many, is an outpatient procedure.
Our company has received patents and we have applied for FDA approval. We need to make sure people understand that there could be options. Open Heart surgery may not be needed.
My BioSpace article live and found here.
Picked Up by Accesswire
Getting the word out about the good things your company is doing can be especially hard. We had a press release that got pick up for an Accesswire press article.
This is a good sign that we have had some engagement in our words. Check out This Accesswire article here. Article has highlights of what my company has in the works.
I have been in the corporate sector for decades now. My company now is one that I am extremely proud of and continue to look for ways to evolve. I very much want to continue to strive making progress.
Press Article for Heart Disease
People need to understand that there could be another way then open heart surgery. This extremely invasive way to deal with blockage of the heart has a very long recovery and a hefty hospital bill.
Our new technology has saved many people from this type of event in their lives. I know that if we can get the word out on this device then our family and friends will live longer in our lives. This procedure is an outpatient procedure which also alleviates a very large portion of the hospital bill.
Inspirery Is A Informative Site
Inspirery is a great site for business minded people. This site interviews people in business to gain insight on their strengths and weaknesses and also learn about their skills and knowledge.
I did an interview for their site, you may check it out here.
Beijing for the Company
This week and next I will be in Beijing for more Advanced Bifurcation Systems meetings. My last trip to Shanghai proved really successful and useful for the growth of our company. Beijing Travels will be happening here.
I will be posting about my travels and business happenings. Stay tuned for more.
LA times article Trump California Border
I am always amazed at this conversation or debate, the wall is still a heated topic. For the life of me, I can’t figure out why this can’t be resolved. I am guessing it is that our friends in Washington just want to use immigration for their own political agenda, otherwise, why can’t we fix this issue.
According to reports there are 11 million people living in the United States. I am sure, 98 percent of these people are hardworking, family people whom have values and do nothing criminally or don’t have any criminal record.
The Wall is Not The Answer
Why is it so difficult to make this people legal citizens of the United States. Put a program in place that maybe gives them 3 years to become a citizen and if they don’t do that, they get deported back to their original country. Children who were born here and know no other country make legal citizens immediately.
Common sense can easily resolve this crazy situation and take the talking points away from cable TV. I don’t believe we need walls we just need a common sense approach and resolve this issue.
Trump made a visit to the border and I am responding to this article found here from the Los Angeles Times.
Student Walk Outs
Student walk outs is not the answer to resolve the gun issue. When Trump was elected he spoke about the Washington lobbyists. He said that was a cancer he was going to stop the flow of money to congress people and Senators. That should have happened, but of course never did.
The NRA is fine but they should be prohibited from giving money to political figures. There are many different laws that could be passed to solve the gun issue but as always, the money talks.
We need guns off the streets, we need the film industry to stop making movies that show guns killing people left and right and we need parents, single or married, to have family values with their children.
Asia is a Strategically Important Market for ABS
There have been quite a few exciting new developments at ABS in the last few months. I recently traveled to China to promote our new technology with investors and potential strategic partners. We know that the Asian Market is a great business partnership. The reception was overwhelmingly positive and I look forward to returning in the near future.
Our plans for Asia were recently announced in a press release. In turn, discussed our decision to embark on a new fundraising initiative to raise an additional $20 million.
We believe our stenting technology can reduce the need for open-heart surgery and save many lives. Clinical trials are expensive to conduct though and that’s why we’re targeting these additional funds.
Our Technology is Unique
The way the ABS system works is unique. Our procedure uses a dual catheter system to simultaneously place stents in both the mother and daughter arteries of a bifurcation lesion.
The goal is to simplify a complex procedure and reduce the amount of errors that occur during surgeries. Using current technology, it’s not uncommon for surgeons to have to replace stents within a few months. We want to eliminate that requirement.
Seeing A Need in the Asian Market
Why the focus on China and Asia in general? Unfortunately, this region has experienced a major increase in incidents of cardiac related illness in the last couple of decades. It seems to be getting worse. It’s a market that needs innovative companies like ABS to reverse the trend.
It isn’t just China though. Heart disease is on the rise in other major countries such as India and Japan as well. Part of this is because of greater integration with global markets.
Fast-food chains are quite common in this region of the world now as consumers have more disposable income. They’re also leading more sedentary lives as their affluence is allowing for more leisure time.
While efforts are being made to change lifestyles and improve diets, new and innovative medical procedures must be part of the solution as well.
Our expansion into Asia is an important phase in ABS’s development. We’re excited about the prospects and we’re looking forward to developing new partnerships there. The goal is to make sure we’re ready for production in major Asian markets once final regulatory approval has been achieved.