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Ventricular tachycardia: Causes, types, symptoms, and treatment

Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a disorder where the heart beats faster than normal. It is caused when the electrical signals from the ventricles are irregular. For a person at rest, a normal heart rhythm usually ranges between 60 to 100 beats per minute (bpm); someone experiencing ventricular tachycardia ...

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Does your heart skip beats?

During atrial fibrillation, the heart's two upper chambers beat quickly and irregularly, which make them out of coordination with the two lower chambers of the heart. Symptoms often include heart palpitations, shortness of breath and weakness. Patients have described the sensation as feeling like the ...

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'The most terrifying thing I've ever done:' Mom trained in CPR saves son's life

Doctors later determined that Michael has Long QT Syndrome, a heart rhythm disorder that can cause fast, chaotic heartbeats. During Michael's visit, a surgeon asked Stephanie a question about Michael's incident that caught her off-guard. "It was, 'why do we all know CPR?' And I kind of looked at him ...

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January Medical e-News - 2018

Get a list of dates for your diary for 2018 and all the latest from us.

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Driver's life saved with AED

Responders helped save a life with an automated external defibrillator (AED) when a driver was in cardiac arrest Wednesday. Cookeville Police Officer Justin Long and firefighter Travis Lee were off duty when a bystander flagged them down near Broad Street for help, according to the PCSO news ...

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Cyrille Regis: West Brom and Coventry legend dies aged 59 - tributes from football world

Regis, who became an icon at West Brom and Coventry during the 1970s and ‘80s, suffered a suspected cardiac arrest.

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January Patient e-News - 2018

Get all the dates for your 2018 right here!

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Four Recognized for Saving Man's Life With CPR in Afton

On November 6, 2017, 70-year-old Bruce Dailey collapsed during a lifeguard certification class after suffering from a heart attack. The four women quickly sprang into action to perform CPR and give Dailey three shocks with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) before getting taken to the hospital.

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Could a flying defibrillator soon be saving lives in Staffordshire?

The AED equipment would then have to be operated by someone at the scene. A defibrillator has already been installed at Werrington library, but can only be used within the immediate area. Having another one that is transportable could potentially save lives much further afield. David stumbled across ...

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Student, 22, is the youngest person to be fitted with a battery-operated heart that he has to charge ...

A 22-year-old man is the youngest person in the UK to be fitted with a battery-operated heart, which he has to charge every night by 'plugging himself' into the mains through a hole in his torso. Jim Lynskey, from Redditch, Worcestershire, has an enlarged heart, known as dilated cardiomyopathy, after he ...

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