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PE rare in patients with syncope

Pulmonary embolism was prevalent in less than 1% of patients presenting to the ED with syncope, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Should all Syncope Patients Undergo Evaluation for Pulmonary Embolism?

HealthDay News — For patients presenting to the emergency department with syncope, the prevalence of pulmonary embolism (PE) is low, according to a study published online January 29 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Giorgio Costantino, MD, from the Università degli Studi di Milano in Italy, and ...

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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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Do you feel light-headed when standing up? Signs of low blood pressure

LOW blood pressure symptoms include dizziness, light-headedness and nausea. These are signs you should get your blood pressure checked, as you could be at risk of hypotension. By Matt Atherton. PUBLISHED: 15:49, Thu, Jan 25, 2018 | UPDATED: 16:03, Thu, Jan 25, 2018 ...

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Cardiology and Healthcare conference in Navigating the way to cardiology research for Future

The 28th International Conference on Cardiology and Healthcare is going to be held at Abu Dhabi, UAE from August 9-11, 2018 revolving around the theme: “Sharing the Vision in Cardiology and Healthcare Research”. This meeting has been collaborated with Russian Society of Cardiology and Arrhythmia Alliance.

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Cardiac Rhythm News - 19 January 2018

See the latest news from the Cardiac Rhythm News here.

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Tiny screw to stop the leads on your pacemaker jiggling about: Wire is attached to a vein near the heart to help make it more reliable

Every year, around 25,000 people in the UK have a pacemaker fitted. Sometimes the wires can become dislodged, requiring further surgery, but a new device could avoid this problem. Anne Drew, 74, a retired care worker from Eastbourne, East Sussex, had one fitted, as she tells ADRIAN MONTI.

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