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Cardiac Rhythm News- September 8

Cardiac Rhythm News from September 8, 2017.

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September 2017 Patient e-News

Here you can find all this month's news highlights and charity updates.

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Three reasons why pacemakers are vulnerable to hacking

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently recalled approximately 465,000 pacemakers made by the company Abbott's (formerly St. Jude ...

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Nearly half a million peoples' pacemakers are at risk of being hacked

Almost half a million pacemakers are at risk to hacking — forcing US authorities to announce a widespread recall and firmware upgrade to fix the issue.

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Growing Prevalence of Syncope in Elderly Populations to Bolster Uptake

San Francisco, California, August 30, 2017: The growing prevalence of syncope along with the significant comorbidities among a large subset of ...

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Syncope (Fainting) In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Syncope is the medical term for fainting, which happens when dogs lose consciousness, usually due to a lack of oxygen and nutrients normally ...

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Silent atrial fibrillation is far from benign

He believes a single ECG or pulse check to screen for AF in those over 65 would detect 1.4% of people with AF. While ESC guidelines already ...

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Ibuprofen health warning: Cheap painkiller raises the risk of heart disease, stroke and high blood ...

Arthritis sufferers are at greater risk of heart disease and stroke if they take ... People who take ibuprofen have a 31 per cent increased risk of cardiac ...

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Survival rates after in-hospital cardiac arrest improve for black patients

The rate of survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest improved over time, especially in black patients, reducing racial differences, according to a study ...

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Five effective ways to cope with arrhythmia

The person usually does not feel the beating of his heart, and so does not perceive its rhythm. The occurrence of arrhythmias is perceived as a ...

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