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Half a million Brits have undiagnosed atrial fibrillation - here's what you need to know

During Global AF Aware Week, the AF Association is urging people to check their pulse. Ever had the sensation of butterflies in your chest, rather than your stomach? Of course, it might have been a simple case of nerves or jitters (or even love!), but a fluttery heartbeat can also be a sign of a common condition called atrial fibrillation (AF).

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ONE IN THREE PEOPLE WITH AF ARE UNDIAGNOSED AND AT INCREASED RISK OF SUFFERING AN

Monday 20 November 2017, London: Today is the launch of AF Association Global AF Aware Week (20-26 November), with over 1,000 events taking place across the UK to help identify the undiagnosed person with AF (atrial fibrillation). More than half a million people in the UK currently have undiagnosed AF which leaves them at increased risk of suffering a debilitating, life-threatening AF-related stroke – the most severe type of stroke.

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Proteome of the human heart mapped for the first time

They compared their values with the cardiac proteomes of patients with atrial fibrillation, a very common rhythm disorder of the heart. Indeed, the ...

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Botox Injections to the Heart May Tamp Down Postop AF

... New research suggests epicardial botulinum toxin injections may reduce the all-too-common complication of postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF), ...

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November Medical e-News - 2017

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New way to spot heart faults: How scanning a patient's hands could prevent strokes by speeding ...

From the results, their GP can tell if they may have a condition called atrial fibrillation (AF), which causes about 16,000 strokes a year in the UK.

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Annual Cardiology Congress

Annual Cardiology Congress

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E-cigarettes may slow down your heart rate

The researchers found that being exposed to both ENDS aerosols and mainstream cigarette smoke quickly slowed down the rodents' heart rate.

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Fresh concerns raised about dangers of e-cigarettes: Study reveals the trendy gadgets may slow ...

Aerosols found in the trendy gadgets led to bradycardia - which can be life-threatening and trigger a cardiac arrest - in mice, scientists discovered.

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Man thanks those who brought him back to life

Through CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator installed at the pool, they were able to get White's pulse back. Dover Fire and Rescue ...

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