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Patients with atrial fibrillation at greater risk of death in rural hospitals than urban hospitals

“Since we have identified rural hospitals as locations where in-hospital mortality for atrial fibrillation admission is possibly higher than other areas of the country, our findings will drive future research endeavors to uncover the reasons for this difference, and to develop strategies to improve the medical ...

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Importance of knowing your pulse rhythm

A KNOW Your Pulse event was held at Farnham Hospital on November 22 to raise awareness of undiagnosed irregular heart rhythm.

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How our CCG identified 500 people with new atrial fibrillation

Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) saw an opportunity to identify people over the age of 65 with new atrial fibrillation (AF). The CCG was announced as one of the AF Association Healthcare Pioneers 2018 – Showcasing Best Practice in AF winners for its project.

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FDA approves the first medical device for Apple Watch to warn wearers of heart arrhythmias by tracking their pulse with a personalized EKG

The US Food and Drug Administration approved an Apple Watch accessory as a medical device for the first time yesterday. The device, called a KardiaBand, inserts into a slot on an Apple Watch and combines its own software and the watch's to constantly monitor heart rate and physical activity.

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A new Apple Watch band can actually tell you if your heart isn't working properly

"The average consumer doesn't know what a normal sinus rhythm looks like or what atrial fibrillation looks like. Yet the FDA has cleared our individual ...

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Shocking study reveals women are less likely than men to receive CPR in public

Here's one of the worst examples of gender bias I've come across in medicine – and I've come across quite a few in my career. Namely the fact that women are less likely than men to receive CPR if they have a heart attack in a public place. And they're more likely to die. It reminds me of the bad old days ...

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Heart Monitor Paired With Smartphone Detects Irregular Heartbeat

“We're very concerned she may have an abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation,” said Dr. Matthew Zipse, cardiac electrophysiologist at UCH.

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Atrial Fibrillation: Know the facts

CARDIAC experts at the Trust have today been promoting awareness about one of the fastest growing conditions they currently see.

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The European Society of Clinical Pharmacy symposium

The 46th European Society of Clinical Pharmacy symposium, held in Heidelberg in October, heard how pharmacists have proved their worth when it comes to controlling hypertension and detecting atrial fibrillation, as well as concerns about trial results that aren’t published and the role of predatory publishers

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FILMING & PHOTO OPPORTUNITY AF ASSOCIATION GLOBAL AF AWARE WEEK NEW STREET STATION, BIRMINGHAM

As part of AF Association Global AF Aware Week (20-26 November 2017), AF Association will be undertaking pulse checks of the general public at Birmingham New Street station on Friday 24 November.

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