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Continued Anticoagulation in Resolved AFib May Help Reduce Stroke Risk

An analysis of 2 retrospective studies published in BMJ suggests that patients with a history of atrial fibrillation (AF) are at a higher risk for stroke or ...

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NPA-backed pilot aims to test 2000 pharmacy patients for hypertension

Twelve pharmacies across Essex are aiming to screen 2,000 patients for hypertension and atrial fibrillation (AF) as part of a National Pharmacy ...

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French medtech company develops AI to help treat atrial fibrillation

A French medtech company has developed AI software to help cardiologists treat atrial fibrillation (AF) and cardiac surgeons perform open-heart ...

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NICE is looking for people with personal experience of atrial fibrillation monitoring after a stroke of unknown cause to help develop guidance for the NHS.

NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) is looking for people with personal experience of atrial fibrillation monitoring after a stroke of unknown cause to help develop guidance for the NHS. The technologies being looked at provide heart beat monitoring after someone has had a stroke, to check whether the stroke could be due to undiagnosed atrial fibrillation.

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'Take fainting seriously', say ambulance chiefs

REGIONAL ambulance bosses are urging people to take cases of fainting seriously.

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Agony At The Office? Too Much Work Stress Linked To Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation, also known as arrhythmia, is the most common heart rhythm ailment, affecting 1 in 4 Americans. It typically causes symptoms ...

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This week, Eastern Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) is celebrating a key milestone in our atrial fibrillation programme.

Over the past 6 months we have been supporting NHS England’s national rollout of mobile ECG devices and providing technology across the east of England to prevent 500 strokes and save 125 more lives. This is all part of the national drive to improve the detection of atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder.

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June Patient e-News 2018

Here are all the updates from us for this month.

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Islanders have the chance to be checked for irregular heart rhythms

People in Jersey have the chance to get their hearts checked for free today as part of World Heart Rhythm Week.

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World Heart Rhythm Week 2018 - Take Fainting to Heart

The first Heart Rhythm Week pioneered by the Arrhythmia Alliance UK was celebrated in 2004. The organization has been actively striving through its campaigns to promote early diagnosis and treatment as well as improve quality of life of persons affected by arrhythmias.

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