fbpx

Check out the latest episodes of our Life Science and Food Industry Podcasts. Available everywhere!

X

Study Shows Exercise Can Maintain Cognitive Health in Elderly + Abbott’s New Cardiac Mapping System – Xtalks Life Science Podcast Ep. 44

Study Shows Exercise Can Maintain Cognitive Health in Elderly + Abbott’s New Cardiac Mapping System – Xtalks Life Science Podcast Ep. 44

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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts

Read the full articles here:

Study Shows Exercise Can Strengthen Neural Connections in the Aging Brain to Maintain Cognitive Health

Abbott’s New Cardiac Mapping System Gets FDA Clearance for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias

The weekly podcast is available for streaming every Wednesday on SpotifyApple Music and wherever you stream your podcasts.

Subscribe to the Xtalks Life Science Podcast to never miss a new episode.