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The prevalence of atrial fibrillation in dialysis patients is higher than previously thought, researchers say. The most common form of cardiac arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation (afib) is a major risk factor for strokes. Atrial fibrillation causes an irregular, sometimes faster heartbeat… Read More
Atrial fibrillation treatment can be effective with new guidelines for surgical ablation. Coauthor of the study Vinay Badhwar explained, “These guidelines represent nearly two years of effort by some of the nation’s leading experts in the surgical treatment of… Read More
Stroke risk is higher in patients with permanent arrhythmia than in patients with short episodes of arrhythmia. The risk was found to be doubled among those with permanent arrhythmia. The findings are based on data from over 6,000 persons.
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Atrial fibrillation patients doing yoga improved their quality of life and lowered their heart rate and blood pressure. Nurse and Ph.D. candidate Maria Wahlström explained, “Many patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) can’t live their lives as they want… Read More
Atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) risk is higher with poor sleep in elderly, according to research findings. The researchers examined three sources of data to isolate and confirm the impact of inadequate sleep on atrial fibrillation.
The researchers found that disrupted… Read More
Ventricular fibrillation is a heart rhythm problem characterized by rapid and erratic electrical impulses. As a result, the heart’s ventricles (pumping chambers) quiver in vain instead of pumping blood.
Ventricular fibrillation can be brought on by a heart attack and… Read More
A new study has found that many atrial fibrillation patients are not receiving potentially life-saving blood thinners. The study found that about half of patients hospitalized for the heart condition do not receive blood thinners as a treatment. Atrial fibrillation… Read More
This weekly health news roundup presents latest news pieces on coronary heart disease, heart failure, dementia, high blood pressure, and atrial fibrillation. This week we discussed reduction of the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke with regular breakfast, a… Read More
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… 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