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Take it to Heart

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Take it to Heart
The passing out started about 15 years ago. Once, he hit the ground while removing a screen from his truck. Another time, he fell off a ladder, breaking four ribs. Then there was the incident where he fell down the stairs, requiring 14 stitches.

“A lot of people thought I was clumsy,” says Lloyd F. Ward of Sugar Loaf, a retired state trooper.

His doctors were baffled. Although epilepsy was an early suspect, Ward says the doctors were not completely comfortable with ...

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Medtronic-Sponsored Study Finds Pacemakers Reduce Fainting in Patients

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Medtronic-Sponsored Study Finds Pacemakers Reduce Fainting in Patients

ACC.12 Late-breaker Shows Promise of Pacemakers through Diminishing Fainting Recurrences in Patients Diagnosed with Syncope

MINNEAPOLIS & CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced the results of a double-blind, randomized study, ISSUE-3, which found that patients who suffered from fainting due to neurocardiogenic syncope had fewer fainting occurrences when treated with a Medtronic pacemaker. The results, which found a statistically and clinically significant 57 percent relative reduction of fainting ...

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Identifying Children at Risk

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Identifying Children at Risk

In March 2012 a paper entitled Pediatric Sudden Cardiac Arrest was published in Pediatrics, the offical journel of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Here is a transcript of the introduction by the author:

I am Dr. Victoria Vetter, a pediatric cardiologist at the Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. I’m speaking to you today about a policy statement just published by the American Academy of Pediatrics on pediatric sudden cardiac arrest. This paper identifies the conditions that ...

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