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Depression increases the risk for heart rhythm disorder

A recent study tells that depression can also increase the risk of atrial fibrillation which is a most common heart rhythm disorder that gives way to blood clot formation and even stroke. This research is presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention 2018. All the participants ...

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Team effort saves Bernville man after sudden cardiac arrest at game

Previously diagnosed with Atrial fibrillation, or A-fib, an irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow, White wasn't feeling well throughout the game. When it ended, he was headed outside to get some air but had to stop and sit in a chair in the hallway. Fearing the worst, White ...

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Bradyarrhythmias and pacemakers

Bradyarrhythmias are heart rhythms with a rate of <60 beats/min, commonly due to conduction abnormalities in the heart such as sinus node disease or atrioventricular block.1 There is increased risk of sudden cardiac death due to slowing or stopping of the heart, and of falls, especially in older people, due to fainting.

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Wearable Defibrillator Reduces All Cause Mortality by a Third

Mortality benefit goes beyond that achieved with standard medical therapy alone, could help bridge patients to evaluation for ICD placement.

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How the Apple Watch 4 could save you from a heart attack

The current Apple Watch Series 3 already packs some impressive heart-rate monitoring technology, and is currently being tested by the University of California San Francisco to see whether its accurate enough to detect atrial fibrillation. An EKG would make it easier to establish the health of a user's ...

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For a woman with fainting spells, her dog is her lifesaver

In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, Adele is a specially trained cardiac alert dog, who would jump into action whenever her owner's blood pressure dropped. Read the Full Transcript. Hari Sreenivasan: One Massachusetts service dog is now a trained lifesaver. Adele is one of the first cardiac ...

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Two trials find Medtronic’s algorithm reduces atrial fibrillation

Medtronic has reported successful findings from two real-world analyses conducted to assess its AdaptivCRT algorithm in a total of 408 patients suffering from heart failure.

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AED, fast-acting coworkers save Waterloo man's life

Right away, two of his coworkers, Lance Votroubek and Glynna Borwig, jumped into action and started CPR. Meanwhile, employee Jeff Wilson went a grabbed an AED, or an Automated External Defibrillator. The coworkers then used the device to shock Donaldson's heart. Those quick actions all ...

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Stay away from that non-steroidal painkiller. It is bad for your heart

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase the risk of stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications. It affects approximately 0.5% of the general population, but more than 6% of the elderly population. The new findings point to the importance of closely ...

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Why Your Risk of Falls Increases as You Age

For example, some conditions may cause dizziness, fainting, or impair mobility. In order to reduce falls, you may consider using a cane or walker to improve stability, avoiding being alone so that someone can help support you, or using other types of technologies to alert emergency persons when you ...

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