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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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Happitech, Arrhythmia Alliance and Bug Labs launch Heart for Heart e-health initiative

Happitech, Arrhythmia Alliance and Bug Labs will announce the launch of the Heart for Heart e-health initiative. This initiative invites people to participate in the world’s largest crowdsourced heart health initiative by inviting them to contribute their heart rhythm data using the free Heart for Heart iPhone App.

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Why Do Some Lifters Pass Out from Heavy Deadlifts?

When you’re pushing your body to new limits, such as hitting maximal deadlifts, there’s always a chance (often small) of injury. We’ve seen a few viral videos of lifters passing out from lifts lately on Instagram, and of course the comments section is war zone.

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Survival Benefit from Primary Prevention Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

Although primary prevention ICDs have saved countless lives among patients with heart failure and a reduced ejection fraction, the use of primary prevention ICDs in patients with more advanced heart failure [defined by New York Heart Association Class (NYHA)] is controversial.

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