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A life saved

Quick-thinking bystanders started chest compressions and ran to retrieve a public access Automated External Defibrillator (AED) when a man collapsed on Friday at the corner of Colorado Avenue and Aspen Street, according to the Telluride Fire Protection District. The collapse and resulting effort to ...

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International project launches to prevent stroke in patients with brain bleeding

A new multi-million Euro initiative funded by the European Commission has been set up to help prevent stroke in patients with existing conditions.

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AED saves referee's life at high school basketball game

An Automated External Defibrillator is something that people use to shock someone's heart. After seeing it first-hand, the school is now buying a few more AEDs to put in other key areas around the school. And they're making sure the used one is working again. "And one thing I learned from this process, ...

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New smartphone app could save lives when sudden cardiac arrest occurs in public place

A new smartphone app is set to turn B.C. bystanders into potential life-savers when a sudden cardiac arrest occurs in a public place. BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) launched the free PulsePoint application on Wednesday throughout the province. It provides vital information in the case of ...

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PE rare in patients with syncope

Pulmonary embolism was prevalent in less than 1% of patients presenting to the ED with syncope, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Atrial Fibrillation and Cause‐Specific Risks of Pulmonary Embolism and Ischemic Stroke

Background Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a well‐established risk factor for ischemic stroke (IS). Emerging evidence also indicates an association between AF and pulmonary embolism (PE). Because IS may potentially mediate the observed risk of PE in AF, we aimed to assess the impact of AF on the ...

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Cardiac Arrest Survival Lower on Nights, Weekends

While overall survival for in-hospital cardiac arrest has improved, patients who arrest during nights or weekends continue to experience lower survival compared to patients who arrest during daytime hours, according to a study published Jan. 22 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology .

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Can a smartwatch save your life?

... or too low - bradycardia) as well as disturbances of rhythm (arrhythmias). Consumer HR monitors are making claims that they can identify arrhythmias such as Atrial Fibrillation (AF) where the heart beats irregularly. If found early and treated with blood thinning drugs, this can reduce the risk of strokes.” ...

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Epsom cardiologist and nurse diagnose heart problems in The Ashley Centre

A local doctor and nurse gave up their holiday time to offer free ECG health checks to Ashley Centre shoppers. They teamed-up with Surrey Arrhythmia Support Group (ASG) on Wednesday January 10 to raise awareness around strokes and help prevent them.

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LAA closure cuts risk of thromboembolism in AFib patients

Left atrial appendage (LAA) closure at the time of cardiac surgery may reduce the risk of thromboembolism in older patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), according to an observational study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. AFib, the most common sustained arrhythmia, has ...

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