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Doctors have called for urgent measures for fainting

These rules everyone should know. Syncope is a common phenomenon that can be dangerous to health and life of the victim. How to give first aid for fainting and to bring man to life? CAUSES OF SYNCOPE. Often, vasodilation occurs too much, causing the brain not got oxygen. Thus, due to the effect of ...

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'Don't push so hard:' Doctors say fainting on the toilet can be avoided in some cases

TORONTO — Sitting on the toilet in her Washington, D.C., apartment dripping with sweat and feeling like she was about to pass out, Ami Sanchez thought, “No! I can’t die on the can!” as she dialled 911.

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Drinking three of coffee, tea every day may reduce the risk of stroke: Study

AFib is the most common heart rhythm disorder, causes the heart to beat rapidly and skip beats, and if left untreated, can cause strokes. The results suggest that caffeine intake of up to 300 mg per day may be safe for arrhythmic patients. "There is a public perception, often based on anecdotal experience ...

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Implantation of world's smallest pacemaker in Super Speciality Hospital

Dr. Sushil Sharma, HOD Cardiology, GMC, Jammu under the guidance of renowned cardiologist and electro physiologist Dr T.S Kler conducted the first leadless percutaneous permanent pacemaker implantation in a patient, who was admitted to the hospital after cardiac arrest with abnormal heartbeats.

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April Patient e-News 2018

Check out all the latest from us this month all in one place.

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New leadless pacemakers carry reduced risks of complications and are less invasive

In a standard system, the pacemaker is implanted under the skin just below the collarbone. A lead (wire) extends to the patient's heart. The new leadless pacemaker does not have any wires. It also is miniaturized so the electronics, battery and delivery system are contained in one unit the size of a large ...

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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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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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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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