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A huge thank you to Francis White

Thank you to Francis White, Arrhythmia Alliance Executive Committee Member for representing Arrhythmia Alliance.

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Wife says tearful thanks to lifesavers

They placed pads from an automated external defibrillator onto Suelter's chest and received an instruction from the machine to shock Suelter. After one shock and additional CPR, Suelter still wasn't breathing and no pulse was detected. The AED instructed them to shock him again. Again, they felt no ...

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Drinking alcohol makes your heart race

Barcelona, Spain – 18 March 2018: The more alcohol you drink, the higher your heart rate gets, according to research presented today at EHRA 2018 Congress1, organized by the European Society of Cardiology.

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Goalie makes huge save -- an opposing player's life

He told other players to get the automated external defibrillator (AED), which the rink installed years ago. "A couple of months ago, (my team) won a championship at Buffalo Grove and I remember seeing the AED at the rink and thinking, 'How awesome, God forbid I ever have to use it, but at least I know ...

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New mobile app can detect atrial fibrillation that causes strokes

Turku, Finland: A new mobile application developed at the University of Turku in Finland can detect atrial fibrillation that causes strokes, according to a new research. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. It is a serious life-threatening medical condition that requires urgent ...

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Study finds the heart can terminate atrial fibrillation itself after local gene therapy

Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia). Treatment aims to restore the heart's normal rhythm and includes drugs, which are not effective in all patients, ablation, for which efficiency remains suboptimal in the long-term, and electric shocks, which are effective but painful and ...

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European Society of Cardiology guidelines on syncope launched today at EHRA 2018

Barcelona, Spain – 19 March 2018: European Society of Cardiology guidelines on syncope were launched today at EHRA 2018 and published online in the European Heart Journal.1,2. Syncope is a transient loss of consciousness caused by reduced blood flow to the brain. Approximately 50 per cent of ...

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Finger on the pulse

When it comes to our hearts, what we 'feel' isn't always the best indicator of what's going on below the surface.

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Everyone has heart palpitations, but for some it can be serious

You might feel them as skipped heartbeats or unusually forceful beats. One friend describes her heart palpitations as a soft fluttering that starts in her chest, moves to her neck and sometimes makes her cough

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Experts: Atrial fibrillation becoming epidemic among older patients

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — There are at least 2.7 million Americans living with atrial fibrillation, or a-fib. It's an irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications, according to the American Heart Association. It's a condition some experts call an epidemic.

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