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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 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.
Lead author Jared … Read More
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