Roundup – Changing Hearts and Minds

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Here’s the latest Roundup of arrhythmia-related news, events and stories that caught our eye.
Are you or your care-recipient struggling to make healthier choices? The New England Journal of Medicine recently hosted “Patient Engagement: Behavioral Strategies for Better Health“. It’s geared towards health care professionals, but the content is helpful for everyone – especially Topic 1: Health Behaviors and Habits. (Note: you need to register to watch the video.)
Experts recommend approaching such changes by setting small, achievable goals. The Heart & Stroke Foundation is here to help, with tips for Healthy Eating, Made Easy.
Jakub Voracek of the Philadelphia Flyers is promoting awareness about sudden cardiac arrest! Everytime the Flyers win in sudden death overtime, Voracek is donating $1,000 to Simon’s Fund, a charity dedicated to raising awareness about the conditions that lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death in young athletes and children. Follow the hashtag #ACzechforHearts for details.
What have we been up to?
CANet Network Investigator Dr. Robert Hamilton is quoted in this article, Young ICD Recipients Often Face Complicated Course.
Dr. Robert Sheldon, a CANet Network Investigator and the Syncope Track Captain, discussed research findings in this piece: Driving and Vasovagal Syncope? Serious Accidents, Harm Rare, which will help policy makers and physicians who are treating people with vasovagal syncope (fainting).
And CANet is excited to announce its partnership with Baylis Medical to bring a new system to the market which will bring new possibilities to patients suffering from cardiac arrhythmias.

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