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Blood-thinning drugs 'can reduce risk of dementia by up to 48%'

Blood-thinning drugs could protect against dementia and stroke in people with an irregular heartbeat, research suggests.

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Health: Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

We were proud to see Lord Black of Brentwood putting forward a question in the House of Lords, demonstrating understanding and importance of AF and anticoagulation: “To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people with a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation who were admitted to hospital with a stroke in 2016-17 were not on an appropriate anti-coagulation therapy prior to admission.”

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New implantable heart monitor shares data with patient's smartphone

Consumers can buy an Apple Watch that comes embedded with four optical heart-rate sensors that are currently being tested in a 500,000-person clinical trial to see how well the device can detect signs of atrial fibrillation, a heartbeat disorder that affects the heart's upper chambers. The FDA has also ...

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AF awareness video in Punjabi/English

A video prepared on how to be AF aware as well as how to know your pulse. This is directed for the hard to reach community (South Asians) as conducted with a mix of Punjabi/English.

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Arrhythmia Alliance December e-news

Happy Christmas - Read this months e-News for view all the highlights of 2017!

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Sheffield doctor kept alive by heart implant

Fran Porter-Young was 21 when she was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy after fainting. The condition that leaves patients constantly at risk of life threatening cardiac arrest.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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