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Do you feel light-headed when standing up? Signs of low blood pressure

LOW blood pressure symptoms include dizziness, light-headedness and nausea. These are signs you should get your blood pressure checked, as you could be at risk of hypotension. By Matt Atherton. PUBLISHED: 15:49, Thu, Jan 25, 2018 | UPDATED: 16:03, Thu, Jan 25, 2018 ...

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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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January Patient e-News - 2018

Get all the dates for your 2018 right here!

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What You Need to Know About Autonomic Nervous System Disorders

For instance, when you stand up the veins in your legs compress and anything that prevents that from happening adequately can cause you to feel faint or pass out, he explains. “Often when people are sent to us because they're fainting and no one knows why, it's due to syncope,” he says. In some ...

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World's smallest pacemaker implanted in patient at SLO hospital

French Hospital Medical Center recently announced the medical advancement, which they say will reduce the need for patients to travel outside of the area for specialized cardiac care. (Courtesy photo). The Micra Transcatheter Pacing System is a new type of heart device for patients with Bradycardia, ...

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Woman Refused Help at London Stansted Airport for Not Looking 'Disabled'

Allport-Grantham has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), Marfan syndrome and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). She bought a ticket on a Ryanair flight from Stansted to Nice, France and requested wheelchair assistance at the time of purchase. When she and her boyfriend arrived at the ...

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What to know about Solange’s autonomic disorder diagnosis

"Autonomic disorders are very common, especially in young women, but many patients take years to get diagnosed due to a lack of awareness within the medical profession and amongst the public," Dr. Blair Grubb, director of the Autonomic Disorders Center at the University of Toldeo, said in a press release.

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STARS December e-News

Happy Christmas - Read this months e-News to see the highlights of the year!

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FDA approves the first medical device for Apple Watch to warn wearers of heart arrhythmias by tracking their pulse with a personalized EKG

The US Food and Drug Administration approved an Apple Watch accessory as a medical device for the first time yesterday. The device, called a KardiaBand, inserts into a slot on an Apple Watch and combines its own software and the watch's to constantly monitor heart rate and physical activity.

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Shocking study reveals women are less likely than men to receive CPR in public

Here's one of the worst examples of gender bias I've come across in medicine – and I've come across quite a few in my career. Namely the fact that women are less likely than men to receive CPR if they have a heart attack in a public place. And they're more likely to die. It reminds me of the bad old days ...

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