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Stroke, TIA Risk Remain High After Atrial Fibrillation Resolved

Patients with resolved atrial fibrillation have an increased risk for stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) compared with individuals without atrial fibrillation, according to a study published in the BMJ.

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Jane shines light for blackout charity

A Forres woman is raising money for a charity that has done so much for her. After being diagnosed with an illness that caused regular blackouts, Jane Bateson was helped by the stars (syncope Trust And reflex Anoxic seizures) trust. Jane has dysautonomia, a rare condition that affects the heart and nervous system, meaning she often faints.

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6.1 million Americans at risk of deadly stroke due to an irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation

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Accessing support is ‘vital’ for families experiencing rare conditions

Local woman Anita McDowell’s first experience with a rare condition was when her son, Marc, was diagnosed with Tay-Sachs Disease in 1998.

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Heart patients in England at risk from gaps in NHS care

... Bayer, the report reveals a range of deficiencies in care and monitoring for patients with the irregular heartbeat condition known as atrial fibrillation.

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HRS 2018 Roundup: Researchers highlight the latest in cardiac ablation tech

At this year's HRS meeting, researchers presented the first clinical data from atrial fibrillation ablation with pulsed electric fields – a method known as ...

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'He was gone for about five minutes': Defib saves player's life on pitch

Hodges said his next memory was feeling like he was in a dark, deep dream, but he could hear the sound of the automated voice on the AED and ...

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People with atrial fibrillation should continue to be treated even if heart rhythm returns to normal

Patients with an abnormal heart rhythm that can leave them at a higher risk of suffering from stroke still need treatment even after their heart rhythm seems to have returned to normal, say researchers at the University of Birmingham. Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disturbance, affecting ...

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Patients who have had an irregular heart beat can’t ever be considered ‘cured’, say researchers

Patients with an abnormal heart rhythm that can leave them at a higher risk of suffering from stroke still need treatment even after their heart rhythm seems to have returned to normal, say researchers at the University of Birmingham.

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Ex-heart patients write guide for teens needing pacemakers

Two former Evelina London Children’s Hospital patients have created a booklet to help young people who are living with a pacemaker.

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