Working together with individuals, families and medical professionals to offer support and information on syncope and reflex anoxic seizures


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New cardiology tool predicts patient outcomes

In the first case, the cardiac arrest could be witnessed and the patient could get their heart shocked back into rhythm right away, wake up and be fine.

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Cardiac Rhythm News- September 21

Cardiac Rhythm News - September 21

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Arrhythmia In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Arrhythmias in dogs are abnormalities in the rhythm of the heart, which can include the speed, strength, or regularity of heart beats. This is caused by ...

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Major new health warning for e-cigarette users as vaping devices could increase risk of heart attacks

Prof Middlekauff and her team used a technique called "heart rate variability" obtained from a prolonged, non-invasive heart rhythm recording.

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STARS: Getting to the heart of fainting

There is no such thing as a simple faint – there is always an explanation and, if the work of Syncope Trust And Reflex anoxic Seizures (STARS) is anything to go by, that explanation could be because of an underlying arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder). For Trudie Lobban MBE, CEO of STARS, she understands this better than anyone, with syncope (fainting) a condition that has affected her family for many years. After seeing her daughter randomly losing consciousness from the age of ten months, and with seemingly no explanation as to why, she founded STARS to build a collaboration of patients, carers, healthcare professionals and policy makers – aiming to spread the word and reduce misdiagnosis.

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Don't fear pacemakers

Think of a pacemaker, and perhaps the image of a frail person stuck on the couch comes to mind. If so, you need to update your mindset. For many ...

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New shock treatment for horses with atrial fibrillation

Cardiologists in the US are researching the use of transvenous electrical cardioversion, a procedure that utilises an electric shock through carefully ...

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Researchers develop flexible alternative to rigid batteries for pacemakers and defibrillators

Since the rigid, metal-based batteries that power pacemakers and defibrillators rub against the skin and cause discomfort, researchers at Queen's ...

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Patients to Benefit from New 3-D Visualizations of the Heart

Future heart surgeries will be better informed, as cardiologists will have access to detailed information regarding the 3D disposition of the human conduction system, which is responsible for generating the heartbeat.

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Research finds Kardia Mobile an effective at-home EKG

... Kardia Mobile device, a cell phone-compatible gadget that serves as a personal electrocardiograph, for individuals with atrial fibrillation (AFib).

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