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FDA approves the first medical device for Apple Watch to warn wearers of heart arrhythmias by tracking their pulse with a personalized EKG
The US Food and Drug Administration approved an Apple Watch accessory as a medical device for the first time yesterday. The device, called a KardiaBand, inserts into a slot on an Apple Watch and combines its own software and the watch's to constantly monitor heart rate and physical activity.
Shocking study reveals women are less likely than men to receive CPR in public
Here's one of the worst examples of gender bias I've come across in medicine – and I've come across quite a few in my career. Namely the fact that women are less likely than men to receive CPR if they have a heart attack in a public place. And they're more likely to die. It reminds me of the bad old days ...
This Woman's Fainting Episodes Put Her Life At Risk. Here's How A Heroic Service Dog Saved Her.
“A lot of people faint, but I have the worst case scenario—I was fainting multiple times a day without any warning, and I was getting injured. I fell down a flight of stairs. I fainted in the middle of the street. I passed out in my cardiologist's office and my heart stopped. My episodes were putting me in danger, ...
Free Pulse Checks for Londoners during Global AF Awareness Week
More than 150,0000 Londoners have the most common type of irregular heartbeat, which is called Atrial Fibrillation or AF, and are at higher risk of a stroke. Not everyone with AF has symptoms and a simple pulse rhythm check could save their life.
Cardiac Rhythm News- November 17
Cardiac Rhythm News - November 17, 2017
Wendy Williams: Fainting wasn’t a stunt
She described being overtaken by a “hot” and “dizzy” feeling, adding, “The costume got hot. Right before passing out, I felt like I was in the middle of a campfire.”
E-cigarettes may slow down your heart rate
The researchers found that being exposed to both ENDS aerosols and mainstream cigarette smoke quickly slowed down the rodents' heart rate.
Fresh concerns raised about dangers of e-cigarettes: Study reveals the trendy gadgets may slow ...
Aerosols found in the trendy gadgets led to bradycardia - which can be life-threatening and trigger a cardiac arrest - in mice, scientists discovered.
November Patient e-News - 2017
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Eating too much of this sweet treat can damage your heart, experts warn
... that eating two ounces (60g) of black liquorice every day for two weeks could land you in hospital with an irregular heart rhythm, or arrhythmia.