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February Patient e-News - 2018

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Can a smartwatch save your life?

... or too low - bradycardia) as well as disturbances of rhythm (arrhythmias). Consumer HR monitors are making claims that they can identify arrhythmias such as Atrial Fibrillation (AF) where the heart beats irregularly. If found early and treated with blood thinning drugs, this can reduce the risk of strokes.” ...

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Shocking study reveals women are less likely than men to receive CPR in public

Here's one of the worst examples of gender bias I've come across in medicine – and I've come across quite a few in my career. Namely the fact that women are less likely than men to receive CPR if they have a heart attack in a public place. And they're more likely to die. It reminds me of the bad old days ...

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November Patient e-News - 2017

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New cardiology tool predicts patient outcomes

In the first case, the cardiac arrest could be witnessed and the patient could get their heart shocked back into rhythm right away, wake up and be fine.

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September Medical e-News 2017

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September 2017 Patient e-News

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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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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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