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New procedure for stroke-prone patients at Munson

But new technology at Munson Medical Center is reducing the stroke risk for certain heart patients with atrial fibrillation. The Watchman device is delivered to the left atrium of the heart and seals off the appendage to prevent blood clots from forming. Munson Medical Center cardiac electrophysiologist Dr.

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Automated Detection of Atrial Fibrillation Through Smartwatch Technology

ORLANDO — Researchers have confirmed that the Kardia Band (KB), a specialized smartwatch band, and its accompanying app can accurately detect atrial fibrillation and distinguish it from sinus rhythm. The research was presented at the American College of Cardiology 67th Annual Scientific Session ...

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What Are The Types And Causes Of Irregular Heartbeats (Arrhythmia): Dr Praveen Chandra Explains

Our breathing affects the regular rhythm slightly but not dramatically; Atrial fibrillation is the most common cause of an irregular heartbeat; Ventricular tachycardia is the worst condition. Arrhythmia refers to an irregular heartbeat. It does not necessarily mean that your heart rate is too fast or too slow, it just ...

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Pharmacy smartphone AF service could save £1.8ma year, LPC claims

NHS England's Dr Bruce Warner (centre) heard about the service during a pharmacy visit. Credit: Community Pharmacy North Yorkshire. An atrial fibrillation (AF) screening service using smartphones could save the NHS and local authorities up to £1.8 million a year, a LPC has claimed. The service ...

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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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Life-prolonging treatment brings new hope for heart patients

A global study is providing new hope for heart patients who suffer from a common condition. Atrial fibrillation occurs when the heart beats irregularly and can increase the risk of stroke and heart failure. One form of treatment is catheter ablation - a procedure that involves inserting a tube into the heart ...

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GPs set to gain access to 30-second fingertip AF testing device

A new tech device to speed up atrial fibrillation diagnosis has the potential to save the NHS £2bn, its developer has claimed.

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Smartphone ECG device KardiaMobile rolled out to NHS to combat atrial fibrillation

AliveCor has announced that it has begun the rollout of its KardiaMobile technology to the NHS via the UK’s Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) as part of a project funded by NHS England to accelerate diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AF), a potentially fatal heart rhythm condition.

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Patient first to benefit from new heart device

A PATIENT has become the first in the UK to be implanted with an innovative cardiac device to modulate the heart’s beat.

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