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Someday Soon a Drone Might Save Your Life

A recent Swedish study found that drones outfitted with automated external defibrillators arrived 16 minutes faster than EMS on average.

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Man saved by co-workers after suffering cardiac arrest

Other colleagues called 911 and brought an AED to help before responders arrived. “This rapid recognition, response and treatment no doubt saved ...

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Patient Interview

“Life is not over, it’s just a different way of living.” -Patricia- What better way to learn then from a patient. Today we share with you Patricia speaking about CPVT. Patricia’s interview took place at a patient day hosted by Arrhythmia Alliance. This is in real time, no edits - just words from a patient. Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a condition characterized by an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia). As the heart rate increases in response to physical activity or emotional stress, it can trigger an abnormally fast and irregular heartbeat called ventricular tachycardia. Episodes of ventricular tachycardia can cause light-headedness, dizziness, and fainting (syncope).

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If you exercise a lot, you probably think your heart is in good shape, right? Maybe not

Atrial fibrillation, an irregular or very fast heart rate, was also more common in the most-serious skiers. But overall, the athletes reaped plenty of ...

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Tom Petty Hospitalized After Being Found Unconscious in Cardiac Arrest: Report

Tom Petty was rushed to the hospital on Sunday night (Oct. 1) after being found unconscious in his home, in a state of full cardiac arrest, according to reports.

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Bank manager says farewell with cake

To celebrate 40 years working for the bank, David completed a 26-mile charity walk in aid of the Arrhythmia Alliance earlier this summer, which has now raised a total of £3,414.09.

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Terrifying day Lewis stopped breathing

IMAGINE how you would feel if one minute your child was playing happily and the next he was unconscious on the floor. His body stiff, his skin deadly white and you could find no pulse. Lewis has Reflex Anoxic Seizures (RAS). It means any unexpected noise or shock can cause his heart and breathing to stop – a balloon popping once caused a seizure.

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Atrial Fibrillation Associated With Cognitive Deficits After Stroke

The presence of atrial fibrillation (AF) increases the risk for poststroke cognitive impairment (PSCI), regardless of whether or not treatment for ...

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GPs should deal with heart rhythm problems

I am a GP who specialises in heart arrthymias in a specialist practice in Atrial Fibrillation in Bradford. We see more complicated cases referred to us ...

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A new world of non-invasive cardiac diagnostics

“As energy moves through the heart, it moves differently through areas of ischemia or disease. We're looking at one-millionth of a volt in differences.

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