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Heart screening could protect hundreds from stroke
The research, a collaboration between University researchers and the Heart Research Institute in Sydney, reveals for the first time that MÄ ori and Pacific people develop Atrial Fibrillation (AF) an irregular heartbeat - a key risk factor for stroke - a decade earlier than other New Zealanders. And when they ...
New Sudden Cardiac Arrest Module Launched
The FA has launched a free online module to raise awareness and knowledge of sudden cardiac arrests in football.
Cardiac Rhythm News - 29 March 2018
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Hotel staff battled to save customer's life after cardiac arrest
A man who collapsed after suffering a cardiac arrest in a Cornish pub has returned to thank the people who rushed to save his life. Michael Priestley, 80, from Charmouth in Dorset, revisited the Paris Hotel in Coverack on the Lizard peninsula. The last time Mr Priestley was at the Paris Hotel in November ...
Cryoablation safe, effective in persistent AF
Ablation with a cryoballoon was safe and effective in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation, according to the results of the CRYO4PERSISTENT AF study. Catheter ablation involving pulmonary vein isolation is recommended in guidelines as a first-line therapy for patients with paroxysmal AF, but its ...
A fishing trip which could have been his last
The fact Cliff Packham is alive to tell his story today is testament to a number of incredible people who came to his rescue. Picture: supplied. Nobody ever wants to have a heart attack – let alone in one of the most remote parts of Australia. With a bag full of fish and his mates in tow, Cliff Packham made ...
Digital healthcare puts patients in control of their health
Development of digital technology is helping to deliver personalised treatments which involve patients in their healthcare
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Atrial fibrillation ablation alone or atrial fibrillation ablation plus an antiarrhythmic drug?
The majority of triggers for AF originate in the pulmonary veins,2 which is why electrical isolation of the pulmonary veins is the recommended (class IA) and most common ablation strategy for AF.3 There is evidence that AF ablation improves quality of life and may improve ejection fraction in patients with ...
'I've 'died' and come back to life NINE times' Cardiac arrest survivor tells his story
While I was in hospital I had lots of consultations with cardiologists who asked me about our family history and I was then diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). It's an inherited disease where the muscle wall of the heart becomes stiff. This makes it harder for the heart to pump blood ...