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June 2017 Br J Cardiol 2017;24:61

In brief

BJCardio Staff

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Nanoparticles, inhaled from sources such as vehicle exhausts, have been shown to cross from the lungs into the blood stream. They can then accumulate in areas susceptible to heart problems, according to research part-funded by the British Heart Foundation.  Previous studies have identified a correlation but not a causal link between nanoparticles and strokes or cardiovascular disease. It is not currently possible to measure environmental nanoparticles in the blood. So, researchers from the University of Edinburgh, and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands, used a variety of specialist techniques to t

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Cardiovascular applications: <br>apps – a beginner’s guide

July 2016 Br J Cardiol 2016;23:100 Online First

Cardiovascular applications:
apps – a beginner’s guide

Jonathan Bennett

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Introduction Jonathan Bennett (FY2 Doctor, London) In less than a decade since the first iPhone, smartphone technology has become more powerful and portable. The opportunity to become more connected to friends, family and information has been nearly universally embraced. The ability of the smartphone has not been underestimated, and the development of the mobile health (mHealth) industry has been rapid.1 The approval of iECG2 for mobile patient-lead telemetry, the Dexcom cutaneous blood glucose monitoring3 and most recently the Proteus Digital ingestible sensor to promote medication adherence4 prove, not only how powerful the technology is, b

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