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Can exercise lead to atrial fibrillation?

Researchers from Italy discuss the connection between exercise and atrial fibrillation, and the implications on physical activity recommendations.

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Check your heartbeat in 30 seconds at your local hospital tomorrow

If you are visiting someone or attending an appointment at Addenbrooke’s Hospital tomorrow (Friday), head down to the outpatients department opposite Lloyds pharmacy between 9.30am - 3.00pm and have a free heart rhythm test while you wait - you only need 30 seconds to take the test on a mobile ECG device.

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Take Fainting to Heart

But if there is no explanation and someone has a history of unexplained fainting, there is a chance that it could be down to an arrhythmia. Sudden ...

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Pharmacies across Barking, Havering and Redbridge to play major role in identifying atrial fibrillation

Community pharmacies across Barking, Havering and Redbridge are to play a major part in a scheme which will identify and treat people with atrial ...

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Trudie Lobban MBE, Founder and CEO, Arrhythmia Alliance Media Tour

Watch Trudie Lobban MBE, discuss the importance of being pulse aware on her US media tour.

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New study: AFib and noise may be linked

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common type of heart arrhythmia. About 2.7 to 6.1 million people in the United States have AFib, and with the aging ...

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Apple Watch's heart rate sensors alert man to undiagnosed atrial fibrillation

They discovered that he was suffering from atrial fibrillation, and directed him to specialists at a bigger hospital, where the seriousness of the situation ...

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ME AND MY OPERATION: The icy balloon to help calm a racing heart

The day after my work Christmas party in December 2016, I woke up and noticed my chest was fluttering. I thought perhaps I had overdone it — I don’t drink but I had come home around midnight.

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May Patient e-News 2018

All the latest news and updates from us all in one place.

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GPs urged to check patients' pulse in bid to cut strokes

People with atrial fibrillation have a significantly higher risk of stroke, but if they have been diagnosed then they can be given medication to control ...

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