Arrhythmia Alliance News & Events
Health: Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke
My Lords, audit data shows that around half of patients with known atrial fibrillation who have a stroke have not received anti-coagulation treatment before their stroke. Figures for last year show that this varies from 25% in some clinical commissioning group areas to almost 100% in others. More than ...
Patients with atrial fibrillation at greater risk of death in rural hospitals than urban hospitals
“Since we have identified rural hospitals as locations where in-hospital mortality for atrial fibrillation admission is possibly higher than other areas of the country, our findings will drive future research endeavors to uncover the reasons for this difference, and to develop strategies to improve the medical ...
Importance of knowing your pulse rhythm
A KNOW Your Pulse event was held at Farnham Hospital on November 22 to raise awareness of undiagnosed irregular heart rhythm.
Do you know the difference between a heart attack and a cardiac arrest?
A cardiac arrest is triggered by an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat and can cause death within minutes if the victim isn't treated. While the two heart conditions are different, they are linked as a sudden cardiac arrest can occur after a heart attack – or during recovery.
1 in 5 NBA players have heart scans that appear abnormal, study reveals
'Basketball players may be playing longer, but we have shown that players do develop significant changes with exercise,' David Engel, lead author of the study which was published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Study: eating cheese prevents strokes
They found people who ate small amounts of cheese daily had better heart health than people who abstained or ate it rarely. For people who ate lots of cheese on a daily basis, researchers found a 14 percent reduction in the chances of developing coronary heart disease as well as a 10 percent lower ...
How our CCG identified 500 people with new atrial fibrillation
Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) saw an opportunity to identify people over the age of 65 with new atrial fibrillation (AF). The CCG was announced as one of the AF Association Healthcare Pioneers 2018 – Showcasing Best Practice in AF winners for its project.
Cardiac Rhythm News - 30 November 2017
Here you can read the latest version of the Cardiac Rhythm News.
FDA approves the first medical device for Apple Watch to warn wearers of heart arrhythmias by tracking their pulse with a personalized EKG
The US Food and Drug Administration approved an Apple Watch accessory as a medical device for the first time yesterday. The device, called a KardiaBand, inserts into a slot on an Apple Watch and combines its own software and the watch's to constantly monitor heart rate and physical activity.
A new Apple Watch band can actually tell you if your heart isn't working properly
"The average consumer doesn't know what a normal sinus rhythm looks like or what atrial fibrillation looks like. Yet the FDA has cleared our individual ...