Health Tip: Eat Fish Twice Weekly

— Eating fish twice a week reduces your risk of a heart attack or stroke, the American Heart Association says. The AHA recommends eating two 3.5-ounce servings of non-fried fish, or about 3/4 cup of flaked fish, every week. Eating just one serving a week is better than eating none, particularly if it is swapping […]

Metric-based virtual reality simulation improves training for physicians in mechanical thrombectomy

Mentice welcomes the publication of a research paper in the journal “Stroke” based on the use of its VIST® physics-based, high-fidelity simulator to train interventional neuroradiologists (INRs). The paper, Metric-Based Virtual Reality Simulation for Mechanical Thrombectomy—A Paradigm Shift in Training for Mechanical Thrombectomy in Acute Stroke, researched the use of high-end virtual reality simulation for […]

A deeper understanding of AFib could lower risk

More than 2.5 million Americans are living with Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). AFib is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. What doctors and researchers currently understand about treating AFib stems mainly from whether a patient has been diagnosed with the condition or not. University of Minnesota […]

Job strain could be harming your heart

A-fib and consequences Demands-control model Link between job strain and A-fib Pattern ‘consistent’ with other data Individuals with high-strain jobs are more likely to develop atrial fibrillation, which is a common heartbeat disorder that can significantly raise the risk of stroke. People who have high-stress jobs — such as assembly line workers — may be […]