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GPs set to gain access to 30-second fingertip AF testing device
A new tech device to speed up atrial fibrillation diagnosis has the potential to save the NHS £2bn, its developer has claimed.
Smartphone ECG device KardiaMobile rolled out to NHS to combat atrial fibrillation
AliveCor has announced that it has begun the rollout of its KardiaMobile technology to the NHS via the UK’s Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) as part of a project funded by NHS England to accelerate diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF), a potentially fatal heart rhythm condition.
Patient first to benefit from new heart device
A PATIENT has become the first in the UK to be implanted with an innovative cardiac device to modulate the heart’s beat.
NHS rolls out KardiaMobile to accelerate detection of arrhythmia
KardiaMobile, developed by AliveCor, is a credit card sized device able to detect AF in 30 seconds, by recording the electrical activity of the heart through a person's fingertips and sending the data to a smartphone/tablet app. The app allows heart rhythm recordings to be viewed, saved and shared with ...
Heart Disorders Can Mimic Anxiety or Panic Attacks
A racing heart. A fluttering heart. Both are symptoms of anxiety. However, they can also signal a heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia), such as atrial fibrillation.
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Hyperthyroid Can Cause Heart Rhythm Abnormalities
Atrial fibrillation symptoms also include feeling slow, weak, and light-headed, and temporary loss of consciousness. In addition to thyroid abnormalities, the causes of other heart rhythms is an enlarged atrial disorder resulting from hypertension, heart valve disorder, or weak heart. A small part is caused ...
Alva man's plea for a spotlight on atrial fibrillation
AN ALVA man is urging people to get checked for a rare condition after he said he was freed following his diagnosis.
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.” ...
Ventricular tachycardia: Causes, types, symptoms, and treatment
Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a disorder where the heart beats faster than normal. It is caused when the electrical signals from the ventricles are irregular. For a person at rest, a normal heart rhythm usually ranges between 60 to 100 beats per minute (bpm); someone experiencing ventricular tachycardia ...