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NHS rolls out KardiaMobile to accelerate detection of arrhythmia

KardiaMobile, developed by AliveCor, is a credit card sized device able to detect AF in 30 seconds, by recording the electrical activity of the heart through a person's fingertips and sending the data to a smartphone/tablet app. The app allows heart rhythm recordings to be viewed, saved and shared with ...

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Heart Disorders Can Mimic Anxiety or Panic Attacks

A racing heart. A fluttering heart. Both are symptoms of anxiety. However, they can also signal a heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia), such as atrial fibrillation.

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February Patient e-News - 2018

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Hyperthyroid Can Cause Heart Rhythm Abnormalities

Atrial fibrillation symptoms also include feeling slow, weak, and light-headed, and temporary loss of consciousness. In addition to thyroid abnormalities, the causes of other heart rhythms is an enlarged atrial disorder resulting from hypertension, heart valve disorder, or weak heart. A small part is caused ...

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Alva man's plea for a spotlight on atrial fibrillation

AN ALVA man is urging people to get checked for a rare condition after he said he was freed following his diagnosis.

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Can a smartwatch save your life?

... or too low - bradycardia) as well as disturbances of rhythm (arrhythmias). Consumer HR monitors are making claims that they can identify arrhythmias such as Atrial Fibrillation (AF) where the heart beats irregularly. If found early and treated with blood thinning drugs, this can reduce the risk of strokes.” ...

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Ventricular tachycardia: Causes, types, symptoms, and treatment

Ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a disorder where the heart beats faster than normal. It is caused when the electrical signals from the ventricles are irregular. For a person at rest, a normal heart rhythm usually ranges between 60 to 100 beats per minute (bpm); someone experiencing ventricular tachycardia ...

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Does your heart skip beats?

During atrial fibrillation, the heart's two upper chambers beat quickly and irregularly, which make them out of coordination with the two lower chambers of the heart. Symptoms often include heart palpitations, shortness of breath and weakness. Patients have described the sensation as feeling like the ...

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January Patient e-News - 2018

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Apple launches Watch-powered atrial fibrillation study

Apple is collaborating with Stanford Medicine on a study that uses the tech firm's smartwatch to monitor for atrial fibrillation. The first-of-its-kind project will see the Apple Watch's heart rate sensor used to collect heart data, with participants found to have an irregular rhythm offered a free consultation with ...

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