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September Patient e-News 2018

We Need You! Find out all the latest here.

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Improve the care of people living with AF Patient Survey

We want to improve the care of people living with AF. This short survey, sponsored by a pharmaceutical company, is for people who are taking an anti-coagulant therapy to prevent an AF-related stroke. The outputs of this research will be used for information only by the sponsoring pharmaceutical company and no confidential information will be passed on to them.

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Matt Hancock: new technology is key to making NHS the world's best

Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, is to set out plans to make the NHS an ‘ecosystem for the best technology available’ at the NHS Expo in Manchester yesterday.

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Girl, 11, will get life-saving dog to keep her safe at night!

Jodie suffers from Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTs), but the golden Labrador has given her the confidence go out and get on with ...

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Have you had, or do you have an ICM (Implantable Cardiac Monitor) or an ILR (Insertable Loop Recorder)?

We are looking for people to attend a patient focus meeting on Saturday 6th October, at the ICC in Birmingham. The purpose of the group is to get a better understadning from patients on the devices, and find out what prevents accessing the devices, as well as the benefits of the devices.

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Boston Scientific Rhythm Management team are taking part in an enduring bike ride to raise money for AEDs

See why the Boston Scientific UK Rhythm Management team are raising money for AEDs!

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Ryanair pilot FAINTS in mid-air

A Ryanair pilot fainted as his plane was being diverted during a thunderstorm.

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Heart Rhythm Congress, the largest heart rhythm event in the UK, is now in its 13th year

Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC), the largest heart rhythm event in the UK, organised by Arrhythmia Alliance, is once again being hosted at the ICC in Birmingham. Now in its 13th year, HRC runs from 7-10 October 2018. Initially welcoming patients and carers for Patients Day on the Sunday, the event continues with scientific talks aimed at healthcare professionals, attracting a number of world renowned specialists.

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No Easy Answers on Best Heart Check-Up for Young Athletes

WASHINGTON, DC--What kind of heart check-up do young athletes need to make the team?

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The rise of smartphones and wearables for AF detection: WATCH-AF and DETECT-AF pro

How to best combine optimal screening and diagnosis for atrial fibrillation (AF) has long been a challenge. At European Heart Rhythm Association Congress (EHRA; 18–20 March 2018, Barcelona, Spain) Jens Eckstein (University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland) presented the case for how modern technology can help to address this issue.

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