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How the Apple Watch 4 could save you from a heart attack

The current Apple Watch Series 3 already packs some impressive heart-rate monitoring technology, and is currently being tested by the University of California San Francisco to see whether its accurate enough to detect atrial fibrillation. An EKG would make it easier to establish the health of a user's ...

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Two trials find Medtronic’s algorithm reduces atrial fibrillation

Medtronic has reported successful findings from two real-world analyses conducted to assess its AdaptivCRT algorithm in a total of 408 patients suffering from heart failure.

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Stay away from that non-steroidal painkiller. It is bad for your heart

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase the risk of stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications. It affects approximately 0.5% of the general population, but more than 6% of the elderly population. The new findings point to the importance of closely ...

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Cardiologists successfully using new device to treat atrial fibrillation

A new device is reinventing the way cardiologists mitigate the dangers associated with a heart rhythm disturbance called atrial fibrillation. The Watchman, a device introduced by Boston Scientific that prevents blood clots from forming in the heart, is at the forefront of atrial fibrillation treatments.

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A huge thank you to Francis White

Thank you to Francis White, Arrhythmia Alliance Executive Committee Member for representing Arrhythmia Alliance.

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Drinking alcohol makes your heart race

Barcelona, Spain – 18 March 2018: The more alcohol you drink, the higher your heart rate gets, according to research presented today at EHRA 2018 Congress1, organized by the European Society of Cardiology.

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New mobile app can detect atrial fibrillation that causes strokes

Turku, Finland: A new mobile application developed at the University of Turku in Finland can detect atrial fibrillation that causes strokes, according to a new research. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. It is a serious life-threatening medical condition that requires urgent ...

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Study finds the heart can terminate atrial fibrillation itself after local gene therapy

Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia). Treatment aims to restore the heart's normal rhythm and includes drugs, which are not effective in all patients, ablation, for which efficiency remains suboptimal in the long-term, and electric shocks, which are effective but painful and ...

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Finger on the pulse

When it comes to our hearts, what we 'feel' isn't always the best indicator of what's going on below the surface.

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Everyone has heart palpitations, but for some it can be serious

You might feel them as skipped heartbeats or unusually forceful beats. One friend describes her heart palpitations as a soft fluttering that starts in her chest, moves to her neck and sometimes makes her cough

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