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New, Tiny Pacemaker Implanted Directly Into Heart

29 July 2014, Health News Digest
It's about the size of a large vitamin pill and, for the first time in Ohio, the smallest heart pacemaker available is being tested at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

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The tiny pacemaker that's safer - and doesn't leave a scar

14 July 2014, MailOnline
More than 40,000 people a year in England are fitted with pacemakers to regulate their heartbeat, and many could benefit from a new wire-free device put inside the heart.

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Managing life with PoTS

18 July 2014, Daily News
Beth Joyce, 22, collapses on a regular basis due to Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, which has forced to drop some of her hobbies and affected her ability to work.

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Pacemaker Matching Heart Beats with Breathing

26 June 2014, International Business Times
A revolutionary pacemaker, which is being developed by University of Bath and University of Bristol, synchronises heart rate with breathing. The pacemaker gives a 25 per cent increase in pumping ability, suggested the pre-clinical trials. There is hope that this device could extend the life of patients with heart failure.

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Pacemaker provides peace of mind for Scottish teen

17 July 2014, Mirror
Gemma McColl, 20, suffers from an inherited condition, long QT syndrome, and a rush of adrenaline could stop her heart.

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"How to be a pushy patient: Want the best care? Here's how to fight your corner"

02 July 2014, Dailymail Online
Written by Judy Hobson for the Mail Online, we think this is excellent reading for all our members as it is applicable to us all. Everyday someone tells us that they do not want to bother their GP as they are so busy. This is not a good philosophy and certainly not good for your health. Do not be shy to share your research with your doctor if it will help you and him reach the right diagnosis or you be given an immediate referral to a consultant. I urge you all to read this if only to store this sound advice at the back of your minds for future reference.

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St Jude Medical : Nanostim Leadless Pacemaker Wins Innovation Award

23 June 2014, 4- Traders
The Nanostim leadless pacemaker was awarded the 2014 Innovation Award at Cardiostim 2014, the 19th World Congress in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiac Techniques.

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The Little-Known Heart Condition Plaguing Working Women

19 June 2014, Shape.com
Young, well-educated woman are the primary victims of a little-known health condition called postural tachycardia syndrome, according to recently published research in the online journal BMJ Open.

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POTS – Postural Tachycardia Syndrome: May Be UnderRecognized and UnderTreated

17 June 2014, MedicalReseach.com
Interestingly 24% of Postural Tachycardia Syndrome patients from Postural tachycardia UK and the 33% of the clinic cohort were taking no medication for their postural tachycardia.

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More cuts at hospital

13 June 2014, Solihull Observer
The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust has confirmed the Tilt Table and Syncope Service is set to move to Heartlands Hospital in a bid to 'provide a better standard of care and a more robust service for all of our patients'.

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