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A small device synced to a smartphone may help identify irregular heartbeats, which can be potentially fatal. Irregular heartbeat, or atrial fibrillation, is a known risk factor for stroke, but often goes undiagnosed. Hopefully, this new device can be used widely… Read More
Atrial fibrillation risk and heart chamber damage are linked to moderate alcohol consumption, according to research findings. Senior author of the study Gregory Marcus explained, “There’s growing evidence that moderate alcohol intake may be a risk factor for atrial… Read More
This weekly health news roundup present the latest news and findings on atrial fibrillation, tinnitus, conjunctivitis, urinary tract infections, and cataracts. This week, we discussed the negative effects of atrial fibrillation on strength and balance, causes and symptoms of tinnitus,… Read More
Atrial fibrillation in elderly is linked to tricuspid regurgitation disorder after mitral valve repair. Tricuspid regurgitation (TR) occurs when the tricuspid valve leaks, which allows blood to flow back from the right ventricle to the right atrium. TR is often… Read More
Atrial fibrillation in older adults may affect strength, balance, gait speed, and coordination. A study has found that atrial fibrillation – a common form of irregular heartbeat – can accelerate age-related declines in walking speed and strength.
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Atrial fibrillation is associated with heart attacks, heart failure, chronic kidney disease, and sudden cardiac death. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat, which is well known to be linked to a higher risk of strokes. The researchers aimed to investigate… Read More
September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, so we present our top stories regarding alcohol and drug addiction, along with related topics on glaucoma, cocaine, stroke, atrial fibrillation, diverticulitis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Alcohol and drug addiction can… Read More
Individuals with atrial fibrillation (heart rhythm disorder) who drink alcohol are more likely to experience stroke, compared to those who don’t drink. Study leader Dr. Faris Al-Khalili said, “Doctors should ask their [atrial fibrillation] patients about alcohol use and… Read More
A serious heart condition known as atrial fibrillation – irregular heart rhythm – has been found to have deadlier consequences in blacks than in whites. Atrial fibrillation affects roughly one percent of Americans and over five percent of those over… Read More
Women are less likely to receive blood thinners to treat irregular heartbeat, compared to men. Blood thinners are commonly used to treat irregular heartbeat – atrial fibrillation – as they aid in the reduction of the stroke risk.
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Atrial fibrillation – abnormal heart rhythm – is linked to a higher risk of cancer, more specifically colon cancer. Lead researcher Dr. David Conen said, “We found a significant relationship between atrial fibrillation and cancer.” The study did not establish… Read More
Sleep apnea may raise the risk of atrial fibrillation in people with pacemakers. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which a person’s breathing pauses numerous times a night. Sleep apnea is a known risk factor for atrial fibrillation, but… Read More