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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.
Drinking Your Way to Arrhythmia Risk?
Drinking in moderation isn't usually frowned upon, and may even have some health benefits. However, in older individuals with heart disease or advanced diabetes, it could increase the risk of developing atrial fibrillation, a common heart arrhythmia.
Emotional Support Key After Implanted Defibrillator
An implanted defibrillator may give heart arrhythmia patients peace of mind when it comes to their physical well-being. Keeping an eye on their emotional well being, however, is just as important.
Mapping Key to Arrhythmia Treatment for Kids
A small study that examined a procedure to produce three-dimensional maps of children's hearts could mark a step forward in repairing heart rhythm disorders in young patients.