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How Smart Watches Help Lower Heart Disease

Smart watches can be set automatically measuring heart rate

How Smart Watches Help Lower Heart Disease


A hospital in Northern Ireland is conducting a programme to use smartwatches on patients at risk of heart disease.


A hospital in Northern Ireland is conducting a program to utilize smartwatches in patients at risk of heart disease. The smartwatch is used to live a healthier lifestyle.


Reported by the BBC, Sunday (26/12), the program named "Our Hearts Our Minds" was successful in significantly reducing the risk of death of patients from cardiovascular disease. 


In addition, the program also managed to reduce smoking habits and increase physical activity and diet.

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Reported by the BBC, Sunday (26/12), the program named "Our Hearts Our Minds" was successful in significantly reducing the risk of death of patients from cardiovascular disease.


In addition, the program also managed to reduce smoking habits and increase physical activity and diet.


The program also resulted in a 30 percent reduction in emergency admissions of patients. That means less pressure on acute hospital services.


The program also resulted in a 30 percent reduction in emergency admissions of patients. That means less pressure on acute hospital services.


One of the patients who signed up for the program, Kevin Deery, said it had helped him regain his life. 


He, who suffered three heart attacks earlier this year and collapsed in February 2021, was given a smartwatch that automatically measures heart rate and rhythm, physical activity and sleep patterns.


Kevin Deery, from Londonderry, suffered three heart attacks earlier this year and said the programme had helped him regain his life.


Kevin Deery, from Londonderry, suffered three heart attacks earlier this year and said the programme had helped him regain his life.

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On the smartphone was installed a new mobile application called CHARLI. That allowed him to record his blood pressure, weight, diet history, and psychological health. 


The app can also receive medication reminders, motivational encouragements and notifications from a care team that includes nutritionists, physiotherapists, sports professionals, and psychologists.


The 'Our Hearts Our Minds' program was established in April 2019 with face-to-face sessions at community gyms but since the Covid-19 pandemic. The entire 12-week program has been delivered remotely.


More than 600 people have taken part in the virtual program. Consultant Cardiologist Dr Susan Connolly said feedback from patients was overwhelmingly positive.


Dr Connolly believes patients with heart disease can live very long, as long as they lead a healthy lifestyle afterwards and take the right medication. "That's the whole point of the program and also to help people recover," he said.

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According to him, there is a big psychological impact from heart attacks, so the program does all that. 


At the end of the program patients should be empowered to live their own lives and manage their own health.

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