STARS Patient Information

Here you can access information for patients prepared with the guidance of the Medical Advisory Committee of STARS. Experiencing symptoms or being diagnosed with syncope can be very worrying. The sections in patient information aim to help you with your worries and provide you with support and information on syncope, PoTS and Reflex Anoxic Seizures.

News & updates

New cardiac monitor is helping doctors to accurately diagnose heart conditions

Approximately 14 million people in the U.S. have an irregular heartbeat, also known as an arrhythmia. Heart arrhythmias are very common and are usually harmless. However, certain arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation, may produce pooling and clotting of the blood which can damage the brain, lungs and other organs, if not treated appropriately.

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How trendy induction cooking hobs could stop a pacemaker: Magnets can prevent medical equipment working

They are a popular kitchen gadget advertised in high street stores as being efficient and extra safe. But trendy induction cooking hobs pose a potentially fatal threat to people fitted with pacemakers and insulin pumps.

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Tiny heart impant set to save lives

Tiny heart implant set to save lives - Lorraine Kelly

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