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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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April Patient e-News 2018

Check out all the latest from us this month all in one place.

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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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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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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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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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Those on antidepressants are at higher risk of Atrial Fibrillation

The new study, conducted by the American Heart Association, revealed that those who were on antidepressants or scored in the highest category for depression symptoms were 30 percent more at risk for Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), Mail Online Health news reported. As of yet, it is unclear how exactly the ...

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Depression increases the risk for heart rhythm disorder

A recent study tells that depression can also increase the risk of atrial fibrillation which is a most common heart rhythm disorder that gives way to blood clot formation and even stroke. This research is presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention 2018. All the participants ...

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Team effort saves Bernville man after sudden cardiac arrest at game

Previously diagnosed with Atrial fibrillation, or A-fib, an irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow, White wasn't feeling well throughout the game. When it ended, he was headed outside to get some air but had to stop and sit in a chair in the hallway. Fearing the worst, White ...

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