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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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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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