What is Hypertension?

Alexa Kurtz Heart Health, Hypertension

Hypertension (or high blood pressure) is increasingly common in our world. For instance, in the U.S. alone, nearly one in every three adults has it. That’s a pretty startling number. And of all hypertension cases, about 30% may be attributed to obesity. Thankfully, it is manageable. And some simple lifestyle changes can help immensely. Whether you’re looking to manage existing …

Is Vitamin D Connected to Heart Health?

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While vitamin D has long been known for its bone strengthening abilities, it’s also been studied for its contribution to cardiovascular wellness. However, there are opposing views when it comes to the role vitamin D plays in heart health. While it has been found to be beneficial for certain conditions, such as heart failure, it may not be as effective …

How Sleep Affects Your Heart Health

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For something we’ve done since the day we were born, sleep sure can be complicated. While some do enjoy regular nights of deliciously deep sleep, many of us find ourselves struggling with it at some point in our lives.  In fact, in Philips’ 2020 Global Sleep Study, it was found that 51% of adults worldwide are unsatisfied with their sleep. …

What Types of Movement Improve Cardiovascular Fitness?

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With physical movement being one of the best ways to improve cardiovascular fitness, the question of “Which type of workout routine is best?” often comes up. Especially during the heart health journey. The answer to which is simple, and hopefully exciting: All forms of physical activity are equally beneficial for your heart, so long as you get your heart pumping hard …

Is Stress Stressing Your Heart?

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Stress on the HeartBy now, it’s widely known that stress negatively impacts almost every area of our lives. So it’s of no surprise that it’s effects on our hearts are equally far reaching.1 While stress plays an important role of heightening our senses to escape from immediate threat and danger, in our modern world, it’s most often displaced. If you find …

Heart Rate Recovery: Why It’s Important and How to Track It

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Cardiogram added heart rate recovery (HRR) as a new stat to help you track cardiovascular health improvements and uncover signs of medical conditions. Read on to understand what HRR is, how to use Cardiogram to track it, and what it means for your health.What is HRR?Heart rate recovery is how much your heart rate drops after you stop exercising. The …

How Your Heart Rate Can Show Signs of the Flu

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Cardiogram’s mission is to empower people to become more informed about their health data. Given the concerns about COVID-19 and increased awareness of ways to reduce the spread of flu-like infections, we want to share how and why heart rate monitoring — alongside standard methods — may be an additional tool to monitor your body’s response to an infection.A front-row …

Screening for Hypertension and Sleep Apnea with DeepHeart

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When we talk about artificial intelligence in medicine, we often debate whether machines will replace tasks doctors do today. A more tantalizing possibility is performing tasks doctors can’t—using large data sets, and modern computational tools like deep learning, to recognize patterns too subtle for any human to discern. Today, we’re presenting early clinical results showing Cardiogram’s deep neural network, DeepHeart, …

Stay active this summer with Cardiogram Leaderboards and Workout Zones

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Daily Leaderboards One of the best ways to stay healthy is to involve your community, and one of Cardiogram’s most frequently requested features is the ability to compete with friends on your step counts. With the Daily Leaderboard, you can compete with friends, track each other’s progress throughout the day, and challenge each other to be more active. This makes …

How to continuously record heart rate on your Apple Watch.

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By default, Apple Watch turns the heart rate sensor on every five minutes. But sometimes you want a higher-resolution glimpse into what your heart is telling you—for example, during a workout or a stressful meeting:To complete these steps, first install Cardiogram for Apple Watch from the App Store: https://cardiogram.onelink.me/JuSv/22c6bafbHow to start recording your heart rate continuously on Apple Watch From …