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Manager at Play and Stay in Laindon gives unconscious girl, 2, CPR and saves her life

A children's play centre manager told how she bravely performed CPR on a two-year-old girl who had fallen unconscious after hitting her head. Lisa Anderson sprung into action at the Stay and Play Indoor Soft Play Centre, in Durham Road, Laindon, after a youngster smacked her head on a football pitch. The girl tumbled backwards and hit her head when she was kicking a ball.

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Abbott Launches the First and Only Smartphone Compatible Insertable Cardiac Monitor in the U.S.

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Oct. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) has secured U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the Confirm Rx™ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM), the world's first and only smartphone compatible ICM designed to help physicians remotely identify cardiac arrhythmias. With FDA clearance Abbott can now provide U.S. patients a new way to monitor for abnormal heart rhythms while staying connected to their physician remotely and being able to engage in their health care.

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People in South East reluctant to perform CPR, study shows

Some 87 per cent of people in the South East would be reluctant to perform CPR on cardiac arrest victims, according to latest statistics from the British Heart Foundation. The study also shows those who have been trained in CPR are three times more likely to perform it.

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Think F.A.S.T. to spot signs of stroke

According to researchers at the National Stroke Association, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting approximately 800,000 people each year. What’s scary is that a recent survey by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association found 35% of American adults experienced a symptom consistent with a warning or "mini" stroke, but did not seek help. A person who has had a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) is almost 10 times more likely to have a stroke than someone of the same age and sex who hasn’t. Research also shows women are more likely than men to have a stroke.

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Arrhythmia Evaluation in Wearable ECG Devices

This study evaluates four databases from PhysioNet: The American Heart Association database (AHADB), Creighton University Ventricular Tachyarrhythmia database (CUDB), MIT-BIH Arrhythmia database (MITDB), and MIT-BIH Noise Stress Test database (NSTDB). The ANSI/AAMI EC57:2012 is used for the evaluation of the algorithms for the supraventricular ectopic beat (SVEB), ventricular ectopic beat (VEB), atrial fibrillation (AF), and ventricular fibrillation (VF) via the evaluation of the sensitivity, positive predictivity and false positive rate. Sample entropy, fast Fourier transform (FFT), and multilayer perceptron neural network with backpropagation training algorithm are selected for the integrated detection algorithms.

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NOACs in Atrial Fibrillation

The Cardiovascular Round Table (CRT) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) convened a regulatory workshop (27–28 March 2017) to discuss three major concepts involving oral anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)

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October Medical e-News - 2017

Get the latest news and updates from this month's medical e-news.

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A real dogsbody! Dog helps wheelchair bound teenager with 100 vital tasks including getting her ...

She was forced to leave school for home education aged 13 after developing postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (PoTS), a rare heart condition, ...

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Smartphone apps launched for atrial fibrillation management

Novel smartphone apps for atrial fibrillation patients and healthcare professionals have been launched by heart experts. The objectives and design of the apps are outlined in a paper published online in EP Europace.

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'Oral anticoagulants will be widely used for specific atrial fibrillation patients'

Medical workers are increasing the use of Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulant (NOAC) therapies to keep people with atrial fibrillation from ...

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