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St John Ambulance gives first aid tips on fainting

2 December 2014, Cambridge news
A faint is a brief loss of consciousness caused by a temporary reduction of blood flow to the brain.

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Meet the woman who can’t stop fainting

1 December 2014, Press and Journal
Jane Bateson (STARS member) seems determined and healthy, but all of that can change in a split second.

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NICE: Bradycardia - dual chamber pacemakers (review of TA88)

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Near-infrared Spectroscopy to Assess Cerebral Perfusion during Head-up Tilt-table Test in Patients with Syncope

26 November 2014, Science Index
Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is a noninvasive technology that directly monitors trends in regional tissue oxygen saturations over a specific body region.

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Christmas cards from the heart

STARS has teamed up with the children at Newbold on Stour Primary School in Warwickshire to produce a set of unique Christmas cards with the theme ‘from the heart.’ The cards have been produced exclusively for STARS and our sister charities Arrhythmia Alliance and AF Association.

Our charity Christmas cards come in three different designs with each pack containing a total of six cards. Money raised in connection with the sale of these Christmas card packs for will be divided evenly between the three charities: Syncope Trust And Reflex anoxic Seizures (registered charity number 1084898), Arrhythmia Alliance (registered charity number 1107496) and AF Association (registered charity number 1122442)

A box of six Christmas cards is available for £3.00 excluding P&P.

Please email or call 01789 867 525 to place your order and support others in need of information and support on syncope and reflex anoxic seizures this Christmas.

NICE representative opportunities

13 November 2014
NICE value the contribution that members of the public make to their guidance and quality standards. If you would like to consider becoming a representative, please view the current opportunities here

STARS hopes to expand in US

29 October 2014, Bluffton News
STARS announced last month they had hired Jody Levitt as the new executive director for operations in the states.

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Delayed diagnosis, read Helena's experience

20 October 2014,
Helena Mitchell was diagnosed with neurocardiogenic syncope about a year ago. Pale-skinned, tall, thin, fashion model and a fainter.

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Police devise an imaginative new use for tax disc holder

20 October 2014, The Bolton News
Police have dreamt up a new use for the licence disc holders that every car carries on its windscreen - one which could save lives. They have come up with an emergency contact information and medical alert card.

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What's it like: To get a pacemaker implanted

30 September 2014, NewsOK
A pacemaker is generally an implantable device that monitors heart rhythm, and in the event that the heart rate is too slow, will pace the heart. Pacemakers are often used to treat people who have slow heart rhythms, essentially providing them a faster heart beat.

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