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June 30, 2016
This program will help Canadians who faint repeatedly from time to time. Despite decades of research, we do not yet know why people present for care (or not), what they expect of physicians, why they opt for medical therapy (or not), how much improvement they expect from treatment, and what they view as the acceptable...
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Syncope (commonly known as fainting) is a common condition that affects one-third of the population at least once during their lifetime. Among those who suffer syncope, one-third will suffer it repeatedly. Syncope can be caused by serious underlying conditions such as irregular heart rhythm or blood clots in the lung. Some of these serious conditions...
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Atrial fibrillation, often called AF, causes the heart to beat rapidly and irregularly and frequently causes symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, light headedness and palpitations until it either stops racing or is slowed by medications. Because AF prevalence is increasing due to the aging population, the costs to the healthcare system are significant –...
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  Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common heart rhythm disorder that affects quality of life and increases the risk of stroke and death. Its name comes from the fibrillation (i.e. quivering) of the two upper chambers (atrium) of the heart instead of a coordinated contraction, causing a rapid, irregular heart rate. In most cases, abnormal electrical impulses...
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The goal of the Canadian Genetic Heart Rhythm (CGHR) Network is to harness the expertise available across Canada to develop a strategy that will prevent deaths from Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD). It is a unique opportunity to connect patients and their family members, health policy decision-makers, collaborators from medical industry, and health care providers to...
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