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Atrial fibrillation patients benefit most from this treatment

Patients who receive a specific form of treatment for the common heart condition known as atrial fibrillation have increased survival and reduced hospitalisation rates, according to new international ... These results are a major finding with implications for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) worldwide.

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Life-prolonging treatment brings new hope for heart patients

A global study is providing new hope for heart patients who suffer from a common condition. Atrial fibrillation occurs when the heart beats irregularly and can increase the risk of stroke and heart failure. One form of treatment is catheter ablation - a procedure that involves inserting a tube into the heart ...

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More than 35,000 British patients fitted with life-saving pacemakers each year are vulnerable to blackmail cyber gangs who can turn them off

Experts from the American College of Cardiology said the devices could be hacked for motives including political or financial gain.

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East Toronto man reunites with paramedics who helped save his life

Smith started cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Rozario did mouth to mouth, while Radcliffe used the school's automated external defibrillator (AED) to shock his friend's heart into a normal rhythm. Paramedics from Stations 42 and 46 arrived on the scene minutes later, assessed the situation and ...

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NHS could save £81m a year though new tech designed to prevent strokes

This includes Kardia Mobile, a small device that is able to detect irregular heart rhythms – or atrial fibrillation (AF) – in 30 seconds, by recording the electrical activity of the heart through a patient's fingertips and sending the data to an app. The app then allows heart rhythm recordings to be viewed, saved ...

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Survivor knows firsthand the benefits of automatic defibrillators

“I am a case study for the importance of an automated external defibrillator. If it hadn't been for that little machine, I wouldn't be alive today. You hope you never need to use one, but if you do, it is a lifesaver. I believe strongly in the Steven M. Gootter Foundation's efforts to distribute defibrillators in the ...

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Cardiac Rhythm News - 16 February 2018

All the latest from the Cardiac Rhythm News.

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GPs set to gain access to 30-second fingertip AF testing device

A new tech device to speed up atrial fibrillation diagnosis has the potential to save the NHS £2bn, its developer has claimed.

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Call for Elections

The European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) is pleased to announce the opening of its call for Elections: Executive Board positions for the period 2018-2020.

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Smartphone ECG device KardiaMobile rolled out to NHS to combat atrial fibrillation

AliveCor has announced that it has begun the rollout of its KardiaMobile technology to the NHS via the UK’s Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) as part of a project funded by NHS England to accelerate diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF), a potentially fatal heart rhythm condition.

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