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Online company combines charity fundraiser with defibrillator campaign Henry James

Kathryn Skinner at Direct365, said: “Research from the Arrhythmia Alliance shows that over 100,000 people in the UK suffer sudden cardiac death. Of these people, survival rates would improve five-fold if a defibrillator was available. “The facts surrounding the number of defibrillators available across UK ...

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Dash Camera Captures Good Samaritans Saving Jogger's Life

A several-mile run is no big deal for Gerry Fowle, who consistently beats most his peers in Northeast Ohio races. But in July, as he ran down the Cowley Road in Grafton Township, his heart went into shock. “About three miles out, I felt like I was going to pass out, and I said, 'Well, I need to get out of the ...

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Cardiac arrest or heart attack, and why early CPR and defibrillation can be lifesaving

"Anyone can use an AED, [the machine] talks you through it," Dr MacIntyre said. Studies have shown defibrillation within three to five minutes can produce survival rates as high as 50 per cent to 70 per cent. Defibrillators are increasingly installed in public places, such as schools, sports clubs, shopping ...

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Coronary CT angiography in patients with atrial fibrillation

Matveeva A, et al. - Physicians designed this study to compare image quality, observer confidence, radiation exposure in the standard-dose (SD-CCTA) and low-dose (LD-CCTA) protocols of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Radiation exposure could be decreased ...

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AED saves another athlete in Texas thanks to quick thinking athletic trainer

According to Grubbs, her intervention with Lerma marked the third time that a school in Richardson ISD has had to use an AED in the past two years. Perhaps foreseeing such a need, the Richardson ISD placed four AEDs in the halls and facilities at Pearce, access which Grubbs is convinced was ...

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Should Your Hotel Install A Defibrillator?

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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'I'm a retired acrobat': How nine-year-old Cooper Appleyard recovered after dance class cardiac arrest

Nine-year-old Cooper Appleyard was lying unconscious in a hospital bed in intensive care totally unaware that he had just had a cardiac arrest.

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Heart Disorders Can Mimic Anxiety or Panic Attacks

A racing heart. A fluttering heart. Both are symptoms of anxiety. However, they can also signal a heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia), such as atrial fibrillation.

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The 3rd International 4 Corners of Cardiology 2016 was a great success and we are now delighted to announce dates for the 4th meeting, to be held in Melbourne, 9th – 10th February, 2018. As with the first two meetings, the focus of 4C Cardiology 2018 will be on high-level updates, debates, hot topics and future research directions in 4 key areas of cardiovascular medicine.

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February Medical e-News- 2018

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