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Cardiac Rhythm News - 13 July 2018
Here is you July issue of the Cardiac Rhythm News.
Professor appointed to lead new Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science
AF Association Medical Advisory Committee member Professor Gregory Lip appointed to lead new Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science
iRhythm Technologies (IRTC) Says Study Results Show Zio Improves Detection of Asymptomatic ...
iRhythm Technologies (IRTC) Says Study Results Show Zio Improves Detection of Asymptomatic Atrial Fibrillation in At-Risk Population.
Thousands of strokes prevented in the UK thanks to use of anticoagulant drugs, research shows
Four thousand strokes were prevented in recent years, due to the increased use of anticoagulant drugs for patients with a common heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia), research has shown. Atrial Fibrillation (AF), the most common arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm disturbance), has been diagnosed in around 1.5 million people in the UK alone.
Thousands of patients to benefit from innovative new treatments on the NHS
Stroke-reducing heart implants will now be routinely available for thousands of patients on the NHS. Hundreds of patients each year will benefit from a procedure called left atrial appendage occlusion, which reduces the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (irregular heart beat), who cannot take blood thinning medication.
Why getting a good night's sleep is key to avoiding a stroke: Those who wake in the night are more likely to develop a heart condition which causes clots
They often make little sense and can be annoyingly hard to remember in the morning. But regular dreams could slash your risk of a stroke, research suggests.
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.
July Patient e-news 2018
Here is this months updates all out together just for you.
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).
Cardiac Rhythm News - 27 June 2018
Here is the latest edition of the Cardiac Rhythm News.