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23 Annual International AF Symposium

23 Annual International AF Symposium

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Smartphone apps launched for atrial fibrillation management

Novel smartphone apps for atrial fibrillation patients and healthcare professionals have been launched by heart experts. The objectives and design of the apps are outlined in a paper published online in EP Europace.

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Making life simpler for GPs: managing the complexities of CPD

For example, one of the most common heart conditions we see (atrial fibrillation) is now recommended to be treated with a class of drugs (NOACs) that ...

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Who's most at risk of atrial fibrillation

Men develop atrial fibrillation about a decade earlier than women on average, and being overweight is a major risk factor, according to a large new US ...

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Cardiac Rhythm News - 13 October 2017

The October edition of the Cardiac Rhythm News is here...

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New research finds overweight men more likely to develop irregular heartbeat

Researchers found that a higher BMI was a bigger risk factor for men than women, with the rates of new atrial fibrillation cases higher in men than ...

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Idaho first responders want your help saving lives. All you’ll need is your phone

When the heart stops, oxygen-rich blood doesn’t get circulated to the brain and body. That’s called sudden cardiac arrest. Without intervention, death occurs within minutes. There were 599 calls to Ada County Dispatch for cardiac arrest between October of 2016 and 2017, data show.

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Study: Men develop atrial fibrillation a decade earlier than women

Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Men are likely to develop atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat, significantly earlier than women, with researchers reporting that weight is a major factor along with age.

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After CPR, Legacy nurse reunites with fellow marathoner

Kirstyn Rossman had spent six months training for the Portland Marathon. Luckily, she had spent far longer training for what happened during the race. Rossman was running along North Willamette Boulevard at about mile 15 when she saw what she immediately recognized as an indication that something was wrong with an older man running in the opposite direction, close to his mile-13 mark. He slowed, stumbled and fell to the ground — experiencing what turned out to be cardiac arrest.

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Flirtey launches first drone defibrillator service in US

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A drone delivery service has announced a new partnership with a Reno-based ambulance company to send out defibrillators and other emergency equipment by air during responses to cardiac arrest.

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