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April Medical e-News 2018

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The shock of your life

Most public buildings and even large houses have a fire extinguisher, which is sensible, considering that around 350 people die in fires in the UK every year.

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Cardiac Rhythm News - 13 April 2018

All the latest from the Cardiac Rhythm News in in one place.

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Pharmacist-led atrial fibrillation reviews save NHS £82m

Pharmacy-led atrial fibrillation (AF) reviews have saved the NHS millions, figures from a stroke charity have revealed.

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AHA: Florida lifeguards helped save man's life after cardiac arrest

HCM could have caused Bourne's heart to stop. Vigorous physical activity can trigger arrhythmias, which can lead to cardiac arrest in people with HCM. Bourne received an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or ICD, because his risk for another cardiac arrest remained high. The pocket-watch-size ...

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Implantation of world's smallest pacemaker in Super Speciality Hospital

Dr. Sushil Sharma, HOD Cardiology, GMC, Jammu under the guidance of renowned cardiologist and electro physiologist Dr T.S Kler conducted the first leadless percutaneous permanent pacemaker implantation in a patient, who was admitted to the hospital after cardiac arrest with abnormal heartbeats.

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April Patient e-News 2018

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New leadless pacemakers carry reduced risks of complications and are less invasive

In a standard system, the pacemaker is implanted under the skin just below the collarbone. A lead (wire) extends to the patient's heart. The new leadless pacemaker does not have any wires. It also is miniaturized so the electronics, battery and delivery system are contained in one unit the size of a large ...

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Bystanders use defibrillator to help save boy in cardiac arrest

An automated external defibrillator stationed at the school was used, paramedics wrote in a news release issued Monday. The boy was playing indoor soccer when he collapsed, paramedics said. A cardiologist who was there started CPR while others retrieved the school's defibrillator. They then gave ...

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Common genetic variant linked to AFib risk in Latinos

"While Latino individuals are less likely to develop atrial fibrillation than whites, despite having a higher burden of risk factors, they are more likely to suffer complications if the condition does develop," said Darbar, professor medicine and pharmacology in the University of Illinois at Chicago College of ...

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