Health News

Ablation May Decrease Heart-Related Deaths
Getting the heart to beat normally is the goal of treatment for patients with atrial fibrillation. One particular treatment may decrease death in patients with atrial fibrillation by doing just that.
Air Pollution Slightly Set the Heart Offbeat
Air pollution has been linked to a wide range of health problems, but it's not always clear what's directly related to specific air pollution measures.
Overdosing on Exercise
Exercise is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle. But for some people, it appears there is such thing as too much exercise.
GI Bleeding Higher in Pradaxa vs. Warfarin
The prescription blood-thinners Pradaxa (dabigatran) and warfarin aim to reduce stroke and other cardiovascular disorders, but like most medications, they do carry some risks.
Anti-Inflammatories Linked to Irregular Heartbeat
Among the most common medications taken for pain and inflammation are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs. But could they have unintended consequences for the heart?
New Pacemaker Avoids Wire Complications
Pacemakers are lifesaving devices, but the wires that go through the recipient's veins sometimes cause complications.
Warfarin Benefited AFib Patients With Kidney Disease
For those with atrial fibrillation, warfarin helps reduce stroke and heart attack risk. While some have questioned the safety of its use with kidney patients, the medication appears to improve outcomes.
Blood Thinners Recommended for AFib Patients
People with atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder, face a high likelihood of stroke. To reduce the risk, the American Academy of Neurology recommends taking anticoagulants.
Helping Hearts Hit the Right Beat
If left untreated, one kind of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation can result in blood clots, stroke or serious heart problems. Beyond taking a pill, there are other ways of trying to correct the problem.
MRI May Help Doctors Find Best A-fib Treatment
One common effect of atrial fibrillation is the buildup of scarring in parts of the heart. A new study looked at how a special MRI might evaluate that scarring to help determine the best treatment.