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More than 35,000 British patients fitted with life-saving pacemakers each year are vulnerable to blackmail cyber gangs who can turn them off

Experts from the American College of Cardiology said the devices could be hacked for motives including political or financial gain.

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Patient first to benefit from new heart device

A PATIENT has become the first in the UK to be implanted with an innovative cardiac device to modulate the heart’s beat.

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NHS rolls out KardiaMobile to accelerate detection of arrhythmia

KardiaMobile, developed by AliveCor, is a credit card sized device able to detect AF in 30 seconds, by recording the electrical activity of the heart through a person's fingertips and sending the data to a smartphone/tablet app. The app allows heart rhythm recordings to be viewed, saved and shared with ...

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Heart Disorders Can Mimic Anxiety or Panic Attacks

A racing heart. A fluttering heart. Both are symptoms of anxiety. However, they can also signal a heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia), such as atrial fibrillation.

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Low Blood Pressure- Do Not Take It Lightly

Low blood pressure or hypotension is viewed as an anomalous condition. However, for a few, it is far more better than hypertension. Numerous individuals who have low blood pressure are sound and have no signs or indications identified with lower than normal readings.

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February Patient e-News - 2018

Get all the latest updates and news from us right here.

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Do you feel sick or experience dizziness? It could be symptoms of this condition

Moderate forms of low blood pressure can cause dizziness, weakness, fainting and a risk of injury from falls, and severely low blood pressure can deprive your body of enough oxygen to carry out its normal functions leading to damage to your heart and brain. So if you haven't been tested for low blood ...

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Fainting Rarely Tied to Blood Clot, Study Finds

29, 2018 -- A fainting spell is rarely caused by a blood clot in the lungs, and usually doesn't warrant extensive testing, new research suggests. A study of more than 1.6 million adults treated in the emergency department after fainting -- medically known as a "syncope" -- found less than 1 percent had a ...

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Can a smartwatch save your life?

... or too low - bradycardia) as well as disturbances of rhythm (arrhythmias). Consumer HR monitors are making claims that they can identify arrhythmias such as Atrial Fibrillation (AF) where the heart beats irregularly. If found early and treated with blood thinning drugs, this can reduce the risk of strokes.” ...

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Epsom cardiologist and nurse diagnose heart problems in The Ashley Centre

A local doctor and nurse gave up their holiday time to offer free ECG health checks to Ashley Centre shoppers. They teamed-up with Surrey Arrhythmia Support Group (ASG) on Wednesday January 10 to raise awareness around strokes and help prevent them.

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