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Our Story to Diagnosis on the Alzheimer's and Other Dementia Roller Coaster

Hello, readers! I am excited to share a post with you that was written by a guest contributor. This caregiver’s journey toward getting a diagnosis for her husband was quite the roller coaster and took many twists and turns. 598 more words

Alzheimer's

Breakthrough blood test to improve diagnosis of heart attacks

Source: British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication: April 2017

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Researchers have developed a new blood test to diagnose heart attacks, thanks to BHF-funding. 94 more words

Cardiovascular Diseases

HeartFlow FFRCT for estimating fractional flow reserve from coronary CT angiography Guidance

Source: UK Health Forum

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Date of publication: February 2017

Publication type: Guidance

In a nutshell: New guidance, published today (14/02/2017), by NICE has recommended an innovative new device called HeartFlow FFRCT, to help clinicians diagnose coronary artery disease in patients with recent onset, stable chest pain.    126 more words

Cardiovascular Diseases

The Silent Syndrome

This month, Lateral Magazine’s theme is “Heart”.

I have written an article about my experience with Wellens’ syndrome. It is titled “The Silent Syndrome”.

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Personal Story

Heart tests in the Emergency Department. What do they do?

If you find yourself in the Emergency Department for suspected heart problems, be prepared for a barrage of tests. Most involve needles.  616 more words

Personal Story

National Epilepsy Day: Education about epilepsy helps in the treatment

National Epilepsy Day is observed on 17th November each year. The objective behind celebrating this day is to create awareness about epilepsy. Epilepsy is a chronic disorder of brain in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted leading to seizures or periods of unusual behavior. 351 more words

Health