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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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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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'I've 'died' and come back to life NINE times' Cardiac arrest survivor tells his story

While I was in hospital I had lots of consultations with cardiologists who asked me about our family history and I was then diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). It's an inherited disease where the muscle wall of the heart becomes stiff. This makes it harder for the heart to pump blood ...

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New Syncope Guidelines Take Aim at ED Bottleneck

BARCELONA, Spain — About half of all people will have an episode of syncope in their lifetime, and up until now, an equal number in any part of the world will have been admitted to the hospital, even if risk for recurrence is low.

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Smartwatch May Be Able to Passively Detect Atrial Fibrillation

HealthDay News — A smartwatch coupled with a machine learning algorithm is able to accurately detect atrial fibrillation (AF), with some loss of specificity and sensitivity compared to criterion-standard electrocardiography (ECG), according to a study published online March 21 in JAMA Cardiology.

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