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For a woman with fainting spells, her dog is her lifesaver

In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, Adele is a specially trained cardiac alert dog, who would jump into action whenever her owner's blood pressure dropped. Read the Full Transcript. Hari Sreenivasan: One Massachusetts service dog is now a trained lifesaver. Adele is one of the first cardiac ...

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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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Low blood pressure: Five symptoms of the condition and what a normal reading should be

A low blood pressure is considered to be 90/60mmHg or lower. Hypotension does not always cause symptoms, but you may be required to take treatment. If symptoms do appear, there are certain ones you should look out for, including lightheadedness or dizziness, feeling sick and blurred vision.

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Why Your Risk of Falls Increases as You Age

For example, some conditions may cause dizziness, fainting, or impair mobility. In order to reduce falls, you may consider using a cane or walker to improve stability, avoiding being alone so that someone can help support you, or using other types of technologies to alert emergency persons when you ...

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Drinking alcohol makes your heart race

Barcelona, Spain – 18 March 2018: The more alcohol you drink, the higher your heart rate gets, according to research presented today at EHRA 2018 Congress1, organized by the European Society of Cardiology.

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European Society of Cardiology guidelines on syncope launched today at EHRA 2018

Barcelona, Spain – 19 March 2018: European Society of Cardiology guidelines on syncope were launched today at EHRA 2018 and published online in the European Heart Journal.1,2. Syncope is a transient loss of consciousness caused by reduced blood flow to the brain. Approximately 50 per cent of ...

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Finger on the pulse

When it comes to our hearts, what we 'feel' isn't always the best indicator of what's going on below the surface.

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REVEALED: Chelsea players feared Kante heart problem after fainting episode

Chelsea players feared N'Golo Kante suffered a heart problem when he fainted after training on Friday. The Telegraph says Kante passed out after a training session on Friday as Chelsea prepared for Sunday's match at the Etihad, which they lost 1-0. His team-mates feared he had suffered a heart ...

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March Patient e-News 2018

Here you can get all the updates from us this month.

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ECG on smartwatch accurately detects AFib

A newly-designed wristband and corresponding app that works with a smartwatch can accurately display the heart's electrical activity and notify people with atrial fibrillation (AFib) if their heart is beating normally or not, according to data being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th ...

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