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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.

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Think F.A.S.T. to spot signs of stroke

According to researchers at the National Stroke Association, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting approximately 800,000 people each year. What’s scary is that a recent survey by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association found 35% of American adults experienced a symptom consistent with a warning or "mini" stroke, but did not seek help. A person who has had a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) is almost 10 times more likely to have a stroke than someone of the same age and sex who hasn’t. Research also shows women are more likely than men to have a stroke.

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Cardiac Rhythm News- October 13

Cardiac Rhythm News - October 13

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Smartphone and tablet apps launched for patients with heart rhythm disorder

New novel smartphone and tablet apps for patients with atrial fibrillation and healthcare professionals have been launched by heart experts in collaboration with the University of Birmingham.

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