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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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Experts: Atrial fibrillation becoming epidemic among older patients

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — There are at least 2.7 million Americans living with atrial fibrillation, or a-fib. It's an irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications, according to the American Heart Association. It's a condition some experts call an epidemic.

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New procedure for stroke-prone patients at Munson

But new technology at Munson Medical Center is reducing the stroke risk for certain heart patients with atrial fibrillation. The Watchman device is delivered to the left atrium of the heart and seals off the appendage to prevent blood clots from forming. Munson Medical Center cardiac electrophysiologist Dr.

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Automated Detection of Atrial Fibrillation Through Smartwatch Technology

ORLANDO — Researchers have confirmed that the Kardia Band (KB), a specialized smartwatch band, and its accompanying app can accurately detect atrial fibrillation and distinguish it from sinus rhythm. The research was presented at the American College of Cardiology 67th Annual Scientific Session ...

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What Are The Types And Causes Of Irregular Heartbeats (Arrhythmia): Dr Praveen Chandra Explains

Our breathing affects the regular rhythm slightly but not dramatically; Atrial fibrillation is the most common cause of an irregular heartbeat; Ventricular tachycardia is the worst condition. Arrhythmia refers to an irregular heartbeat. It does not necessarily mean that your heart rate is too fast or too slow, it just ...

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Pharmacy smartphone AF service could save £1.8ma year, LPC claims

NHS England's Dr Bruce Warner (centre) heard about the service during a pharmacy visit. Credit: Community Pharmacy North Yorkshire. An atrial fibrillation (AF) screening service using smartphones could save the NHS and local authorities up to £1.8 million a year, a LPC has claimed. The service ...

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March Patient e-News 2018

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ECG on smartwatch accurately detects AFib

A newly-designed wristband and corresponding app that works with a smartwatch can accurately display the heart's electrical activity and notify people with atrial fibrillation (AFib) if their heart is beating normally or not, according to data being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th ...

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Life-prolonging treatment brings new hope for heart patients

A global study is providing new hope for heart patients who suffer from a common condition. Atrial fibrillation occurs when the heart beats irregularly and can increase the risk of stroke and heart failure. One form of treatment is catheter ablation - a procedure that involves inserting a tube into the heart ...

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