Energy drinks cause heart problems

September 3, 2014

Source: EurekAlert

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Date of publication: August 2014

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: French research has found that consumption of energy drinks increased by 30% between 2009 and 2011, with some people drinking several drinks in quick succession during physical exercise. This had sometimes led to adverse conditions such as angina, tachycardia and other cardiac conditions.

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Acknowledgement: European Society of Cardiology


Know Your Pulse campaign

September 12, 2011

Source: Arrhythmia Alliance

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Date of publication: May 2011

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: Know Your Pulse is a visual resource to promote simple pulse checks as a means of detecting potential arrhythmias. The two minute film clip was initially commissioned by the Dorset Cardiac and Stroke Network and has been shown in 86% of practices across Dorset. The clip has been adapted for the Know Your Pulse campaign and other free educational and awareness tools are available from the website.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: Dorset Cardiac and Stroke Network