atrial fibrillation

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8/10/2017
Kidney Disease May Boost Risk of Abnormal Heartbeat

And, the worse the kidney problems, the greater the odds of the heart condition, researchers say

7/14/2017
Working Too Much Might Tip Heart Into Irregular Rhythm

Study shows a link between on-the-job hours and atrial fibrillation, but couldn't prove cause-and-effect

6/26/2017
Early Care by Cardiologist May Lower Stroke Risk for A-Fib Patients

They're likelier to prescribe blood thinners than primary care doctors, study finds

6/19/2017
Major Heart Group Says Doctor-Patient Talks Are Key

Info needs to be tailored to patient's needs, level of understanding

6/5/2017
Are Many A-Fib Patients Getting the Wrong Dose?

Study of newer blood thinners finds 16 percent receive too much or too little medication

5/24/2017
Could Chocolate Guard Against an Irregular Heartbeat?

13-year study finds lower odds for atrial fibrillation in people eating moderate amounts of the treat

5/23/2017
Sleep Apnea May Boost Odds of Irregular Heartbeat

Study shows the more someone stops breathing at night, the greater the risk of atrial fibrillation

5/17/2017
Heart Disease the No. 1 Killer Worldwide

Low-cost, effective treatment programs are needed, researcher says

5/15/2017
Better Treatment Might Prevent Hundreds of Thousands of Strokes

Study says too many people aren't getting meds to fight atrial fibrillation, a major cause of these attacks

5/12/2017
Blood Thinners May Prevent Dementia in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Even people with a low risk of stroke could benefit, researchers say

4/10/2017
Taller, Bigger Women May Face Irregular Heartbeat Risk

Chances of atrial fibrillation rise along with body size, but remain low overall, study says

3/22/2017
Heart Drug Digoxin May Raise Death Risk for Some Patients: Study

Those with irregular heartbeat are especially vulnerable right after starting the medicine, researcher says

3/20/2017
Pradaxa Beats Warfarin After Heart Rhythm Procedure: Study

Fewer bleeding problems reported among 'ablation' patients who took the newer blood thinner

3/17/2017
Are Blood Thinners Overused in Patients With Irregular Heartbeat?

Those with low stroke risk might not benefit, new study contends

3/14/2017
Many With Irregular Heartbeat Not on Meds They Need: Study

More than 80 percent of patients who suffered a stroke weren't getting adequate anti-clotting therapy

2/6/2017
Hospitalizations for Common Heart Rhythm Problem on the Rise

But those with atrial fibrillation are also more likely to live, study says

1/25/2017
'Ablation' Procedure Helps 3 out of 4 Patients With Irregular Heartbeat

But results may not be lasting, and patients may still need to take medications

1/6/2017
One-Third With Common Irregular Heartbeat Don't Take Blood Thinners

More than half who've had medical procedure for atrial fibrillation forgo prescribed meds

11/21/2016
Drug Combo for Irregular Heartbeat Might Raise Bleeding Risk

Study found heightened odds when blood thinner Pradaxa was taken with one of two statin drugs

11/19/2016
Lifestyle, Stress May Play Role in Heart Rhythm Disorder

Adopting healthy behaviors might lower risk of atrial fibrillation, study suggests

11/16/2016
Many Atrial Fibrillation Patients Missing Out on Blood Thinners

Half aren't being given these potentially lifesaving medications when discharged from hospital, researchers say

11/16/2016
Many With Common Irregular Heartbeat Unaware of Stroke Risk

Study finds gaps in what patients know about atrial fibrillation

11/14/2016
Trouble Sleeping Tied to Higher Risk for Irregular Heartbeat

Atrial fibrillation can trigger strokes, study authors note

11/8/2016
Health Tip: What Could Trigger Heart Palpitations?

Factors that may make your heart flutter

10/18/2016
Irregular Heart Rhythm Patients May Not Always Need Blood Thinners: Study

If episodes of atrial fibrillation are brief, the risk of stroke is low, specialists say

10/13/2016
Smartphone Device Detects Undiagnosed Irregular Heartbeat

Cardiologists say more research needed before mass screening for atrial fibrillation can be justified

10/3/2016
Some Increased Bleeding Risk Seen With Blood Thinner Xarelto Vs. Pradaxa

But study wasn't definitive, and heart experts say both newer drugs are better than warfarin

9/14/2016
Alcohol May Damage the Heart -- at Least for Some

Booze linked to atrial fibrillation, a dangerous condition that raises stroke risk