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Arrhythmia Alliance News & Events

Defibs Save Lives

Heart disease research shows defibrillators play important role

The results of the study – Clinical outcomes of Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy with or without defibrillation in non-ischemic cardiomyopathy: impact of left ventricular midwall fibrosis – were published recently by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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First realistic heart model may help better understand onset of cardiac arrhythmias

The researchers hope that the model will help them better understand the causes of fibrosis which affects the onset of cardiac arrhythmias. Although ...

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Preventing sudden death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: new backing for ESC guidelines

A large study conducted across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia has validated the ESC recommendations for predicting and preventing sudden cardiac death (SCD) in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).

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Automatic external defibrillators save lives in amateur sports and fitness centres

Automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) save lives in amateur sports and fitness centres, according to research presented at ESC Congress today.1 The 18 year study found that survival from cardiac arrest reached 93% in centres equipped with an AED.

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Ibuprofen health warning: Cheap painkiller raises the risk of heart disease, stroke and high blood ...

Arthritis sufferers are at greater risk of heart disease and stroke if they take ... People who take ibuprofen have a 31 per cent increased risk of cardiac ...

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The ECG device the size of a credit card

Named ‘Wiwe’, the device uses an intelligent algorithm which evaluates the properties of the ECG wave to calculate if there is a risk of atrial fibrillation related stroke or sudden cardiac arrest.

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Life saving lifeguards save the day as woman suffers cardiac arrest

LIFEGUARDS at a city leisure centre saved a woman who suffered cardiac arrest in the centre.

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Footballer who has same condition as Fabrice Muamba calls on players to get checked

He has since been diagnosed with what doctors think is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HMC) – a thickness of one side on his heart – similar to that ...

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Arrhythmia Alliance - Defibs at Polling Stations Competition Winners!

During the General Election on 8 June 2017, we asked you to help us make people more 'defib aware’ by finding out if your local polling station had an AED! Thank you to everyone who shared their pictures and comments with us.

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Health MOT bid to root out 'silent killer' conditions

People could be given a health MOT in plans to cut early deaths and prevent heart disease, it is reported. Seven million people are said to be unaware they suffer from conditions including high blood pressure, high cholesterol or irregular heartbeat - with the NHS looking to increase early detection of these so-called "silent killers".

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