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Latest cardiac arrhythmia Stories

2011-12-06 23:33:56

Elderly people with atrial fibrillation are often treated with anticoagulants to thin the blood, but this medicine is hard to dose and patients have to have their blood tested regularly.

2011-11-16 08:46:15

About 7 percent of people in the U.S. who have sudden cardiac arrest outside of the hospital survive to hospital discharge, and according to this study, a wearable defibrillator can prevent sudden death in these people.

2011-11-14 11:30:30

A wearable defibrillator can prevent sudden death in people with dangerous heart arrhythmias.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.