Leonardo Was Right

By Acorai / March 24, 2023

Pt2. Structure and Working of the Heart and Valves Leonardo’s anatomical studies are more than just extensive, rather unprecedented. Not only did he draw muscles, nerves, vessels and organ correctly – he also did it aesthetically, artistically and accompanied the drawings with dense and precise commentaries, denoting a deep understanding on function. His anatomical dissections,…

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The Lesser Known Predecessors to ‘Girls who Code’

By Acorai / March 6, 2023

Fruitful Gender Equality Bequeathed Us with Computer Fecundity The true tale of how female software brigades of programmers united with a battalion of male hardware engineers has seldom been told, but it is worth highlighting as we are approaching the International Women’s Day on the 8th of March 2023. At the dawn of computer science,…

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Leonardo Was Right

By Acorai / February 23, 2023

Pt1. In the Spirit of the Heart Work of Leonardo Among the near-infinite areas Leonardo showed a profound interest, his unparalleled studies was more than just an extreme fixation about water flow and its dynamics. These led to one of his foremost discoveries about the anatomy of the heart, the intracardiac flows and the precisely…

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Cardiovascular Repercussions Caused by COVID-19

By Acorai / January 17, 2023

Heart failure patients are at significantly elevated risk of a COVID-19 infection, but also fully healthy individuals have a substantially elevated risk of cardiovascular complications within the first year after even a mild infection. A recent article on the Acorai blog focused on how the Sars-CoV-2 pandemic has reshaped the clinical management of heart failure,…

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How COVID-19 Affected Heart Failure Management

By Acorai / December 15, 2022

The consequence of Covid-19 At the outbreak of the pandemic in early 2020, there was a unanimously manifest worry among cardiologists that heart failure admissions and mortality would rise steeply. This article attempts explaining some of the causes for the significant drop in admissions and what we could learn from it in future heart failure…

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Understanding the impact of the STRONG-HF trial

By Acorai / November 22, 2022

The New Duo in Heart Failure Management? We may witness the marriage of two macro trends in heart failure management – of the recently further manifested advantages of using NT-proBNP and of the routine use of a wireless heart monitor. Will the routine test happily live ever after with a non-invasive intracardiac pressure device? Cardiologists…

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Navigating the New Age of MedTech Sales & Marketing Series: Healthcare Equity

By Acorai / October 9, 2022

Equity in healthcare & access to care In this second edition of our blog series, we will explore the problems of equality and equity in society and healthcare. We define and give an example of the differences between equality and equity and explore the impact of inequality in healthcare. We aim to outline some practical…

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Mitigating Heart Failure Readmission

By Acorai / September 6, 2022

Readmission Mitigation: A Summary Historical studies suggest that high-volume hospitals may have lower readmission rates for heart failure patients and the concentrations of highly specialised practitioners were the formula for readmission mitigation strategies. Recent studies, however, have shown the opposite relation – despite having proven to reduce surgery complications and hospital mortality, their readmission rates…

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Two Proven Strategies to Reduce Readmission

By Acorai / August 7, 2022

Practices to Reduce Readmissions? We previously categorized the causes of readmissions into the following groups; Preconditions, Lifestyle, Economic status, Treatment outcome and heart failure monitoring. Yet, when we look at the factors reducing readmission and how they relate to the causes of readmission, most causes can categorize most of them as either: Patient education measures…

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How to Reduce Heart Failure Readmission

By Acorai / July 24, 2022

Factors reducing readmission Factors that reduce rehospitalisation rates at discharge are most substantial when evaluating Post-discharge self-care and lifestyle factors. In general, self-care education is known to reduce hospital admissions for all condition types, and the effects of these interventions are also in post-discharge HF patient populations.  It is often intuitive that patient education and…

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