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A Mother’s Mission to Educate the World About Arrhythmia

When Trudie Lobban’s daughter Francesca, now 29, was a baby, the girl had fainting episodes up to eight times a day. It took three years until Francesca was diagnosed with Reflex Anoxic Seizures (RAS), a condition that caused her heart to briefly stop.

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Arrhythmia Alliance Educates Individuals on the Risks of Heart Rhythm Disorders for World Heart Day 2018

September 20, 2018: World Heart Day is a global campaign to raise awareness of heart health and Arrhythmia Alliance is urging everyone to Know Your Pulse to know your heart rhythm.

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The rise of smartphones and wearables for AF detection: WATCH-AF and DETECT-AF pro

How to best combine optimal screening and diagnosis for atrial fibrillation (AF) has long been a challenge. At European Heart Rhythm Association Congress (EHRA; 18–20 March 2018, Barcelona, Spain) Jens Eckstein (University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland) presented the case for how modern technology can help to address this issue.

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Story County Sheriff's Department adds AED to arsenal

Story County Sheriff's Department now have an automated external defibrillator, and they are working towards bringing these into each of their patrol cars. They got their first one through a grant from the Arrhythmia Alliance.

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August Patient e-News 2018

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What Are the Different Types of Arrhythmias?

You likely have heard the term arrhythmia, but what many people don't realize is that there are many different types of arrhythmias. They are classified ...

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iRhythm Technologies (IRTC) Says Study Results Show Zio Improves Detection of Asymptomatic ...

iRhythm Technologies (IRTC) Says Study Results Show Zio Improves Detection of Asymptomatic Atrial Fibrillation in At-Risk Population.

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July Patient e-news 2018

Here is this months updates all out together just for you.

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Fainting can warn of a fatal irregular heart rhythm condition

Arrhythmias are frequently left undiagnosed or misdiagnosed and can cause people to faint. An estimated 39% of children and 30% of adults diagnosed with epilepsy actually have an underlying, potentially fatal, arrhythmia,” says Trudie Lobban MBE, Founder of heart rhythm charity, Arrhythmia Alliance and sister charity STARS (Syncope Trust And Reflex anoxic Seizures).

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A Doctor Said It Was All In Her Head

Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles is ecstatic about leading the Philadelphia Eagles to victory, but that's not the triumph he celebrates daily. He gives that medal to his wife, Tori Foles, for what he calls her "amazing strength" in fighting a little-known disorder called postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, or POTS.

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