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Blood Thinner Risk Lowered After a Month
It's not uncommon to be prescribed a blood thinner if you have atrial fibrillation. But blood thinners carry their own set of risks, including the possibility of hemorrhage.
Fish Oil May Not Help the Heart
Fish oil supplements are thought to offer various health benefits. But can they reduce the risk of a common complication after heart surgery?
So What About Atrial Fibrillation?
Perhaps you have heard of atrial fibrillation. You’ve seen it in the news or have a friend or relative with it. Or a doctor has just told you that you have it. But what exactly is it?
Implantable Defibrillators Improving Heart Care
Patients with heart arrhythmias are at a higher risk of potentially fatal heart attacks. In a recent study, fewer patients have reported out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Does this suggest modern treatments are working?
Neighborhoods May Be Cardio-Toxic
When it comes to the health of your heart, it's not just traditional risk factors at play. The chance of your heart stopping also may depend on where you live. Yes, your 'hood' impacts your health.
Inflammation Linked to Arrhythmia
There are a wide range of risk factors for heart arrhythmias, but could a symptom such as simple inflammation be enough to increase your risk?
Stroke Possible After Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
Atrial fibrillation is one of the bigger risk factors for having a stroke. So surgery to correct the condition should mean that people are out of the woods as far as stroke risk, right? Not so fast...
Successful Treatment for Long-Term Atrial Fibrillation Patients
Radiofrequency catheter ablation is a procedure found to aid some patients with a persistent common heart arrhythmia called atrial fibrillation. However little data has been available to indicate how individuals fare in the long run.
Offbeat Rhythms in Dialysis
If your kidneys are not working properly, you may need to go on dialysis. Both poor kidney function and dialysis have been linked to an offbeat heart rhythm - a problem that seems to be strong in older dialysis patients.
Newer Blood Thinner Gaining Affirmation
Patients with atrial fibrillation, a common heart arrhythmia, have a higher risk of experiencing a stroke or blood clots. Warfarin (Coumadin) has long been the gold standard in treatment. That could be changing.