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April 2018  

The effect of EECP on functional exercise capacity and symptom burden in refractory angina

Introduction Angina pectoris is the most common symptomatic manifestation of ischaemic heart disease (IHD), and is usually caused by an imbalance between myocardial oxygen supply and demand. Standard

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April 2018  

A study in the diagnosis and management of syncope: a retrospective review

Introduction The aim of this study was to introduce a syncope pathway to the Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust (IHT), a busy district general hospital (DGH) and to emphasise the need for a syncope unit. We a

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April 2018  

A novel ambulatory syncope assessment unit is safe and cost-effective in a low-risk patient cohort

Introduction Up to half of the UK population will experience syncope in their lifetime,1 although only a minority will seek medical attention.2 Studies report a constant frequency of syncope in Europe

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March 2018  

Rhythm analysis of direct access 12-lead ECGs in patients complaining of palpitation

Introduction A 24-hour Holter recording is not a way of reassuring a subject that he/she has no rhythm disturbance, as the vast majority of such recordings show some disturbance of rhythm.1-7 Among t

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March 2018  

Diagnostic utility of real-time smartphone ECG in the initial investigation of palpitations

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