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One-a-day pill offers new hope on strokes: Up to 900,000 could benefit as drug gets go-ahead | UPDATED: 00:37 GMT, 23 May 2012 The first one-a-day pill for NHS patients with an irregular heartbeat has been given the go-ahead.
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.
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.
One-a-day heart pill to stave off stroke is given the green light | UPDATED: 23:11 GMT, 29 March 2012 New treatment: Hundreds of thousands of patients with atrial fibrillation could benefit from the drug.
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 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.