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Bystanders use defibrillator to help save boy in cardiac arrest

An automated external defibrillator stationed at the school was used, paramedics wrote in a news release issued Monday. The boy was playing indoor soccer when he collapsed, paramedics said. A cardiologist who was there started CPR while others retrieved the school's defibrillator. They then gave ...

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Common genetic variant linked to AFib risk in Latinos

"While Latino individuals are less likely to develop atrial fibrillation than whites, despite having a higher burden of risk factors, they are more likely to suffer complications if the condition does develop," said Darbar, professor medicine and pharmacology in the University of Illinois at Chicago College of ...

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Heart screening could protect hundreds from stroke

The research, a collaboration between University researchers and the Heart Research Institute in Sydney, reveals for the first time that MÄ ori and Pacific people develop Atrial Fibrillation (AF) an irregular heartbeat - a key risk factor for stroke - a decade earlier than other New Zealanders. And when they ...

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Cardiac Rhythm News - 29 March 2018

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Hotel staff battled to save customer's life after cardiac arrest

A man who collapsed after suffering a cardiac arrest in a Cornish pub has returned to thank the people who rushed to save his life. Michael Priestley, 80, from Charmouth in Dorset, revisited the Paris Hotel in Coverack on the Lizard peninsula. The last time Mr Priestley was at the Paris Hotel in November ...

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Cryoablation safe, effective in persistent AF

Ablation with a cryoballoon was safe and effective in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation, according to the results of the CRYO4PERSISTENT AF study. Catheter ablation involving pulmonary vein isolation is recommended in guidelines as a first-line therapy for patients with paroxysmal AF, but its ...

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A fishing trip which could have been his last

The fact Cliff Packham is alive to tell his story today is testament to a number of incredible people who came to his rescue. Picture: supplied. Nobody ever wants to have a heart attack – let alone in one of the most remote parts of Australia. With a bag full of fish and his mates in tow, Cliff Packham made ...

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Digital healthcare puts patients in control of their health

Development of digital technology is helping to deliver personalised treatments which involve patients in their healthcare

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EP Europace Advance Articles

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Atrial fibrillation ablation alone or atrial fibrillation ablation plus an antiarrhythmic drug?

The majority of triggers for AF originate in the pulmonary veins,2 which is why electrical isolation of the pulmonary veins is the recommended (class IA) and most common ablation strategy for AF.3 There is evidence that AF ablation improves quality of life and may improve ejection fraction in patients with ...

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