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Jane shines light for blackout charity

A Forres woman is raising money for a charity that has done so much for her. After being diagnosed with an illness that caused regular blackouts, Jane Bateson was helped by the stars (syncope Trust And reflex Anoxic seizures) trust. Jane has dysautonomia, a rare condition that affects the heart and nervous system, meaning she often faints.

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6.1 million Americans at risk of deadly stroke due to an irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation

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Orthostatic Hypotension (Postural Hypotension): Dizziness When Standing Up

Ortostatic Hypotension (postural hypotension) is the sudden drop in blood pressure when a person stands up from a sitting or lying position. Dr Gilbert ...

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Accessing support is ‘vital’ for families experiencing rare conditions

Local woman Anita McDowell’s first experience with a rare condition was when her son, Marc, was diagnosed with Tay-Sachs Disease in 1998.

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What is Syncope or Fainting?

Fainting, medically known as syncope, is a condition that may need immediate medical attention. The causes of fainting may range from mild to severe ...

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Patients who have had an irregular heart beat can’t ever be considered ‘cured’, say researchers

Patients with an abnormal heart rhythm that can leave them at a higher risk of suffering from stroke still need treatment even after their heart rhythm seems to have returned to normal, say researchers at the University of Birmingham.

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Ex-heart patients write guide for teens needing pacemakers

Two former Evelina London Children’s Hospital patients have created a booklet to help young people who are living with a pacemaker.

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Finger on the pulse - When it comes to our hearts

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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Thousands of people with an irregular heartbeat could be cured thanks to a pioneering 'electric' balloon

Thousands of people with an irregular heartbeat could be cured thanks to a pioneering technique that uses a high-tech balloon.

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Trudie Lobban MBE, Founder and CEO, Arrhythmia Alliance discusses arrhythmias

Scroll to 1hr 50mins in to hear Trudie Lobban discuss arrhythmias.

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