In this episode, Ayesha talks about a new study from UCSF that shows how physical activity can maintain brain health in older individuals. The research shows that exercise increases levels of synaptic proteins in the brain involved in maintaining and strengthening neuronal connections. The researchers also found these proteins could be protective even in people with dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. The team talked about the benefits of moderate exercise like walking, and agree that even small steps can make a big difference!
The editorial team also discussed a new cardiac mapping system developed by Abbott that has received clearance from the FDA for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. The device integrates the company’s proprietary mapping technology, which allows for the generation of more accurate electrograms of the heart. This helps better identify the precise location of an arrhythmia to be treated with catheter ablation therapy. Developing more powerful imaging tools is key to improving the diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions like cardiac arrhythmias.
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