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The rise of smartphones and wearables for AF detection: WATCH-AF and DETECT-AF pro

How to best combine optimal screening and diagnosis for atrial fibrillation (AF) has long been a challenge. At European Heart Rhythm Association Congress (EHRA; 18–20 March 2018, Barcelona, Spain) Jens Eckstein (University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland) presented the case for how modern technology can help to address this issue.

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Cardiac Rhythm News - 10 August 2018

Here are the top stories from the Cardiac Rhythm News.

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August Medical e-News 2018

Here you can get all the latest from us and easy access to register for this year's HRC.

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NHS launches consultation on ICP contracts

The 12 week consultation will be from Friday August 3 to Friday October 26 and people can give their views on line or by post. NHS England will also hold engagement events during the consultation period to listen to stakeholders’ views.

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CPR & AED Awareness to Be Added to the UK National School Curriculum following tireless work of Arrhythmia Alliance

Lifesaving first aid, including education on the purpose of defibrillators (AED’s) and when they need to be used, is set to be introduced into the national school curriculum. Following years of campaigns, such as the Arrhythmia Alliance - Defibs Save Lives campaign, the draft regulations could be introduced by 2020.

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August Patient e-News 2018

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New Atrial Fibrillation Patient Support Group launched in Frome

Arrhythmias (heart rhythm disorders) affect over two million people in the UK and atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia. People aged 40 ...

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Cardiac Rhythm News - 27 July 2018

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What Are the Different Types of Arrhythmias?

You likely have heard the term arrhythmia, but what many people don't realize is that there are many different types of arrhythmias. They are classified ...

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How GPs are preventing thousands of strokes in the UK

On its 70th anniversary, there is good news from the NHS. About 7,000 strokes have been prevented, per year, thanks to GPs getting better at identifying people with a common form of heart arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation and thanks to more of these people being prescribed anticoagulant drugs.

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