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Arrhythmia nurse specialist named RCN Nurse of the Year 2018

Angela Hall has been named RCN Nurse of the Year for her innovative work in improving the care and safety of patients with heart rhythm disorders.

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July Patient e-news 2018

Here is this months updates all out together just for you.

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Fainting can warn of a fatal irregular heart rhythm condition

Arrhythmias are frequently left undiagnosed or misdiagnosed and can cause people to faint. An estimated 39% of children and 30% of adults diagnosed with epilepsy actually have an underlying, potentially fatal, arrhythmia,” says Trudie Lobban MBE, Founder of heart rhythm charity, Arrhythmia Alliance and sister charity STARS (Syncope Trust And Reflex anoxic Seizures).

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Weight loss can 'reverse' heart disease symptoms

A total of 355 people classified as obese or overweight and suffering from atrial fibrillation were part of a study led by the University of Adelaide and ...

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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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Magnesium Deficiency: 6 Signs That Your Body Is Not Getting Enough Magnesium

Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats). Arrhythmias or irregular heartbeats have become extremely common in people these days. And the most important ...

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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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