World Heart Day: Why Singapore Medtech is helping in the prevention of heart failure

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World Heart Day: Why Singapore Medtech is helping in the prevention of heart failure
World Heart Day: Why Singapore Medtech is helping in the prevention of heart failure

Today, Tuesday, 29 September, is World Heart Day, a day that is significant to many millions of people worldwide who are affected by heart disease and the doctors and scientists who are working to come up with smarter ways to detect heart problems early. We’re all so focused on COVID-19, and quite rightly so, but Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death globally so to protect our hearts is to protect our future.

There are so many MedTech companies making great leaps to change the face of medicine. Singapore based company Eko.ai, which changes its name to Us2.ai today, is a great example. 

Echocardiogram or ultrasound images of the heart used to check for heart diseases are extremely time-consuming, expensive and only undertaken by highly-trained specialists. Us2.ai (formerly Eko.ai) uses machine learning to automate the analysis of echocardiograms or ultrasound images of the heart, to make it easier for many more healthcare professionals to read the results and discover disease faster to save lives.

Us2.ai announced just this morning that their patent was agreed and confirmed partnerships with major pharmaceutical companies AstraZeneca and Janssen (part of Johnson & Johnson) to drive forward testing of their product so everyone can benefit from it.


 

But what can you do to help prevent heart disease? You can find lots of tips on the Singapore Heart Foundation website, their focus is on healthy eating and healthy living – a well-balanced diet with plenty of regular exercise. They have lots of recipe ideas and tips for building more exercise into your daily routine.

The World Heart Federation asks that today you use heart to beat cardiovascular disease for your loved ones, society and you. Perhaps today is the day you encourage your friends and family to sign up for a new exercise programme at your local gym or experiment in cooking some healthier dishes for your family.

Your heart will thank you for it in years to come.

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