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Tony Hill saved by colleagues after cardiac arrest

Tony Hill, from Rochdale, was avded by colleagues using a defibrillator after he suffered a life-threatening cardiac arrest whilst working on site at ... Neil Molyneux and John Fieldhouse, both participated in the defibrillator training and were on site when Tony suffered a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).

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Risk factors for stroke

Atrial fibrillation – This is a heart rhythm disorder. AF can increase the risk of stroke by as much as five times. This is because the irregular heart rhythm predisposes to clot formation, and the clot can travel to the brain and lead to a stroke. Get treatment if you have AF to lower your stroke risk. Other heart ...

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UK businesses are missing out on life-saving defibrillators

A survey from workplace products and services supplier, Direct365, has suggested that a significant number of UK businesses are not considering the purchase of an onsite Automated External Defibrillator (AED), that could save lives.

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God turned me away, says Dame Diana Rigg whose heart stopped

Dame Diana Rigg almost died during heart surgery two months ago only for God to turn her away, she said in an interview.

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What to know about Solange’s autonomic disorder diagnosis

"Autonomic disorders are very common, especially in young women, but many patients take years to get diagnosed due to a lack of awareness within the medical profession and amongst the public," Dr. Blair Grubb, director of the Autonomic Disorders Center at the University of Toldeo, said in a press release.

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Predictors of new onset atrial fibrillation during 10-year follow-up after first-ever ischemic stroke.

Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) may be underdiagnosed in ischemic stroke patients but may be pivotal for initiation of oral anticoagulation therapy. We assessed clinical and ECG predictors of new-onset AF during 10-year follow-up (FU) in ischemic stroke patients.

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December Medical e-News - 2017

All this years highlights in one place! Read more today.

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Abbott launches first insertable cardiac monitor to detect Arrhythmias

The technology is designed to help physicians remotely identify cardiac arrhythmias. Abbott's latest ICM is the world's first smartphone compatible ICM to help physicians identify even the most difficult to detect cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation (AF), in order to help guide appropriate therapy.

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Primary-care overprescribing of rivaroxaban in patients without atrial fibrillation

There is a national prescribing trend for rivaroxaban (Xarelto; Bayer), one of four drugs known as direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), and prescription is steadily rising. The drug has six licensed indications, with four different dosages and at least five possible durations of therapy, depending on the condition being treated. Anecdotal evidence suggests that some patients have inadvertently remained on rivaroxaban in the long term in cases where the drug had been indicated for only a short-term treatment; for example, for prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) following hip replacement surgery in the older patient in a care-home setting.

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Cardiac Rhythm News - 15 December 2017

Get the latest from the Cardiac Rhythm News here.

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