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Fitbit fitness tracker helped diagnose Kiwi mum's serious medical condition

Felicity McQueen, 34, was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation - a type of abnormal heart rhythm - after she noticed her heart was beating 50 times over the normal rate on her Fitbit.

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New cardiac monitor is helping doctors to accurately diagnose heart conditions

Approximately 14 million people in the U.S. have an irregular heartbeat, also known as an arrhythmia. Heart arrhythmias are very common and are usually harmless. However, certain arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation, may produce pooling and clotting of the blood which can damage the brain, lungs and other organs, if not treated appropriately.

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The tiny wire basket that stops your heart beating too fast: New technique to treat atrial flutters can give patients their energy back

Around 600,000 Britons have abnormal heart rhythms, including atrial flutter. Rod Stapley, 65, a retired youth justice manager from Newcastle, was one of the first to undergo a new procedure to treat it, as he tells CAROL DAVIS.

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