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Cardiac Rhythm News - 30 November 2017

Here you can read the latest version of the Cardiac Rhythm News.

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NHS England board paper on NHS planning for 2018/19

NHS England has stated that new advisory NICE guidelines can only expect to be implemented locally across the NHS if in future they are accompanied by a clear and agreed affordability and workforce assessment at the time they are drawn up.

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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.

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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.

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Bardy Diagnostics Recognized by CIOReview as One of the 10 Most Promising Patient Monitoring Solution Providers of 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bardy Diagnostics, Inc., a leading provider of ambulatory cardiac technologies and custom data solutions, including the Carnation Ambulatory Monitor™ ("CAM™"), announced it has been recognized as one of the 10 Most Promising Patient Monitoring Solution Providers of 2017 by CIOReview Magazine, a notable technology publication aimed at C-level executives and decision-makers. Bardy Diagnostics was recognized for its innovative development and commercialization of CAM, the world's smallest and lightest P-wave centric™ ambulatory cardiac patch monitor and arrhythmia detection device.

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FDA approves pacemakers for bradycardia

Medtronic announced that a line of pacemakers for the treatment of patients with bradycardia has been approved by the FDA and has launched in the ...

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Cardiac Rhythm News- November 17

Cardiac Rhythm News - November 17, 2017

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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.”

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