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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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Cardiac Rhythm News - 30 November 2017

Here you can read the latest version of the Cardiac Rhythm News.

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NHS England board paper on NHS planning for 2018/19

NHS England has stated that new advisory NICE guidelines can only expect to be implemented locally across the NHS if in future they are accompanied by a clear and agreed affordability and workforce assessment at the time they are drawn up.

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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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Which anticoagulant for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation?

New rank order of available drugs will help guide clinicians and patients.

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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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Incident Atrial Fibrillation: Direct Oral Anticoagulants vs Warfarin

Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are associated with a lower risk for stroke and death compared with warfarin in patients with incident atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association

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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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