Undearm implant that jump-starts an irregular heart

Undearm implant that jump-starts an irregular heart | UPDATED: 01:05 GMT, 15 May 2012 Tragedy: Runner Claire Squires died during last month's London Marathon A million Britons suffer from an irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia, and every year 70,000 die as a result.

Claire Squires"s death: Why are heart flutters on the rise? asks DR ELLIE CANNON

Why are heart flutters on the rise | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 5 May 2012 Claire Squires, 30, died just before the finish at this year's London Marathon The death of Claire Squires just before the finish at this year’s London Marathon rightly struck a chord.

Saved by a punch: Boy, 13, is given life preserving treatment after playground knockout led to discovery undiagnosed heart condition

Saved by a punch: Boy, 13, diagnosed with rare heart condition after he is knocked out in playground fight Callum Massey stopped breathing after fightDoctors detected life-threatening heart condition and fitted him with pacemaker A schoolboy has revealed how a playground fight that left him unconscious, helped to unearth a life-threatening heart condition. Callum Massey, 13, stopped breathing when he was punched by a fellow pupil and paramedics rushed to his rescue

First once-a-day pill for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation patients

First once-a-day pill for stroke prevention in irregular heartbeat patients Rivaroxaban will help treat the most common heart rhythm disturbance, artrial fibrillation, affecting around 800,000 (file photo) The first once-a-day blood-thinning drug in patients with an irregular heartbeat has been approved for use in Britain. Rivaroxaban works as well as warfarin, a treatment based on rat poison which has been used since the 1950s, and has fewer side effects.