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Shocking study reveals women are less likely than men to receive CPR in public

Here's one of the worst examples of gender bias I've come across in medicine – and I've come across quite a few in my career. Namely the fact that women are less likely than men to receive CPR if they have a heart attack in a public place. And they're more likely to die. It reminds me of the bad old days ...

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This Woman's Fainting Episodes Put Her Life At Risk. Here's How A Heroic Service Dog Saved Her.

“A lot of people faint, but I have the worst case scenario—I was fainting multiple times a day without any warning, and I was getting injured. I fell down a flight of stairs. I fainted in the middle of the street. I passed out in my cardiologist's office and my heart stopped. My episodes were putting me in danger, ...

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Keeping Britain Working

The Medical Technology Group have updated the 2011 study on 'How medical technology can help reduce the cost of ill health to the UK economy'.

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Incident Atrial Fibrillation: Direct Oral Anticoagulants vs Warfarin

Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are associated with a lower risk for stroke and death compared with warfarin in patients with incident atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association

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Heart Monitor Paired With Smartphone Detects Irregular Heartbeat

“We're very concerned she may have an abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation,” said Dr. Matthew Zipse, cardiac electrophysiologist at UCH.

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Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick reveals his lengthy absence is due to an 'irregular heart rhythm'

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has had minor surgery to correct an irregular heartbeat, it was revealed on Friday night.

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Atrial Fibrillation: Know the facts

CARDIAC experts at the Trust have today been promoting awareness about one of the fastest growing conditions they currently see.

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The European Society of Clinical Pharmacy symposium

The 46th European Society of Clinical Pharmacy symposium, held in Heidelberg in October, heard how pharmacists have proved their worth when it comes to controlling hypertension and detecting atrial fibrillation, as well as concerns about trial results that aren’t published and the role of predatory publishers

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FILMING & PHOTO OPPORTUNITY AF ASSOCIATION GLOBAL AF AWARE WEEK NEW STREET STATION, BIRMINGHAM

As part of AF Association Global AF Aware Week (20-26 November 2017), AF Association will be undertaking pulse checks of the general public at Birmingham New Street station on Friday 24 November.

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How a potential killer can be pinpointed by a simple heart check

Ever had the sensation of butterflies in your chest, rather than your stomach? Of course, it might have been a simple case of nerves or jitters (or even love!), but a fluttery heartbeat can also be a sign of a common condition called atrial fibrillation (AF).

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