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Hyperthyroid Can Cause Heart Rhythm Abnormalities

Atrial fibrillation symptoms also include feeling slow, weak, and light-headed, and temporary loss of consciousness. In addition to thyroid abnormalities, the causes of other heart rhythms is an enlarged atrial disorder resulting from hypertension, heart valve disorder, or weak heart. A small part is caused ...

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Alva man's plea for a spotlight on atrial fibrillation

AN ALVA man is urging people to get checked for a rare condition after he said he was freed following his diagnosis.

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Can a smartwatch save your life?

... or too low - bradycardia) as well as disturbances of rhythm (arrhythmias). Consumer HR monitors are making claims that they can identify arrhythmias such as Atrial Fibrillation (AF) where the heart beats irregularly. If found early and treated with blood thinning drugs, this can reduce the risk of strokes.” ...

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Epsom cardiologist and nurse diagnose heart problems in The Ashley Centre

A local doctor and nurse gave up their holiday time to offer free ECG health checks to Ashley Centre shoppers. They teamed-up with Surrey Arrhythmia Support Group (ASG) on Wednesday January 10 to raise awareness around strokes and help prevent them.

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Targeted screening for atrial fibrillation in Scotland would cut stroke deaths among 50000 living ...

THOUSANDS of Scots are living with an undiagnosed heart condition which makes them five times more likely to suffer a potentially fatal or disabling stroke, according to a report today. It estimates 50,000 people in Scotland are living with undiagnosed and untreated atrial fibrillation (AF), which causes ...

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Ventricular tachycardia: Causes, types, symptoms, and treatment

Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a disorder where the heart beats faster than normal. It is caused when the electrical signals from the ventricles are irregular. For a person at rest, a normal heart rhythm usually ranges between 60 to 100 beats per minute (bpm); someone experiencing ventricular tachycardia ...

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Does your heart skip beats?

During atrial fibrillation, the heart's two upper chambers beat quickly and irregularly, which make them out of coordination with the two lower chambers of the heart. Symptoms often include heart palpitations, shortness of breath and weakness. Patients have described the sensation as feeling like the ...

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January Patient e-News - 2018

Get all the dates for your 2018 right here!

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‘Why our NHS trust turned to pharmacies to screen patients for AF’

The story of how a partnership between community pharmacists and a hospital trust in London is helping to detect undiagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF) as part of a ‘Capture AF’ project, using NIA innovation, AliveCor’s Kardia.

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Apple launches Watch-powered atrial fibrillation study

Apple is collaborating with Stanford Medicine on a study that uses the tech firm's smartwatch to monitor for atrial fibrillation. The first-of-its-kind project will see the Apple Watch's heart rate sensor used to collect heart data, with participants found to have an irregular rhythm offered a free consultation with ...

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