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AHA: Florida lifeguards helped save man's life after cardiac arrest

HCM could have caused Bourne's heart to stop. Vigorous physical activity can trigger arrhythmias, which can lead to cardiac arrest in people with HCM. Bourne received an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or ICD, because his risk for another cardiac arrest remained high. The pocket-watch-size ...

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Implantation of world's smallest pacemaker in Super Speciality Hospital

Dr. Sushil Sharma, HOD Cardiology, GMC, Jammu under the guidance of renowned cardiologist and electro physiologist Dr T.S Kler conducted the first leadless percutaneous permanent pacemaker implantation in a patient, who was admitted to the hospital after cardiac arrest with abnormal heartbeats.

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New leadless pacemakers carry reduced risks of complications and are less invasive

In a standard system, the pacemaker is implanted under the skin just below the collarbone. A lead (wire) extends to the patient's heart. The new leadless pacemaker does not have any wires. It also is miniaturized so the electronics, battery and delivery system are contained in one unit the size of a large ...

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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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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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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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'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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