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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, Stuff.co.nz
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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Lancaster General Implants Tiny Wireless Pacemaker

24 September 2014, 4-Traders.com
You'd never guess that the active 81-year-old Willow Valley resident has a pacemaker. There's no telltale scar or bump below her collarbone to give away her secret.

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Eighth-grader overcomes diabetes and POTS

18 September 2014, The Courier News
In 2012, Sophia Bezanis was an average 11 year old. She hung out with friends, did her homework and played tennis at Naperville Tennis Club. In less than a year, that would all change.

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St. Jude Medical Nanostim Leadless Pacemaker Receives Prestigious Award

16 September 2014, Market Watch
World’s first leadless pacemaker honored by industry leaders as most promising new product

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Trudie Lobban - Life Path of the Heart

4 September 2014, Pink Magazine
It is said that passion is the heart of every successful venture. For Trudie Lobban, the heart is her passion. It has been more than 20 years since her 10-month-old daughter, Francesca, began having “fainting spells” for no apparent reason.

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Woman shares pacemaker with her dog

19 August 2014, azcentral.com
Two years ago, Diane Hechtman of Scottsdale wasn't feeling well.

Her doctor found she had an irregular heartbeat, so Hechtman got a pacemaker.

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Medtronic Announces Preliminary Outcomes for World’s Smallest Cardiac Pacemaker

8 August 2014, Surgical Blog
Medtronic announces preliminary results from the first human implants of the world’s smallest pacemaker, the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS). Results from the first four patients to receive the Micra TPS were reported at CARDIOSTIM / EHRA EUROPACE 2014, World Congress in Electrophysiology and Cardiac Techniques, in Nice, France.

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