Tag Archives: Measure

Activity monitors measure step counts for surgery patients

Patients wearing Fitbit devices were able to measure step count after major surgery, improving clinical assessment of daily ambulation and helping to predict their length of hospital stay. A prospective cohort study of 100 patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, published in JAMA Network Open, found that for every 100 steps taken by post-operative participants they… Read More »

FFRangio Uses X-Rays to Measure Fractional Flow Reserve, Now Cleared in U.S.

Fractional flow reserve (FFR) is a measurement of the blood pressure before and after a narrowing of an artery. The larger the difference in the pressure across the stenosis, the more need there is to perform an interventional procedure to open up the artery. Normally, FFR is measured using a special intravascular catheter and this… Read More »