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Clamor for Catheter-based Ablation Increasing Among Heart Patients in US

...2 million people in the US could be suffering from atrial fibrillation, it is estimated. And the number of p...a, quiver instead of beating effectively. Although atrial fibrillation is not in itself considered life-threatening, people with it are at an increased risk f...

Anticoagulants is Better for Atrial Fibrillation

People with atrial fibrillation (AF) have irregular heart beats and have a tendency to form blood clots in the upper chambers (atria) of their hearts. These clots can then travel to the brain, block vessels and cause a stroke. One way of reducing the risk of this oc...

UK Hospital Performs Heart Surgery Using Robotic Arm

...eans only ten of people with the condition, called atrial fibrillation, are treated this way. Former Brit...operation in 2004. Around 50,000 people develop atrial fibrillation, which is a major cause of strokes and heart failure, every year and it has been calcul...

Anti-osteoporosis Drugs Could Result in Irregular Heart Rhythm, New Study

... & Co. They are all at risk for a condition called atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm that can c... of the 6,459 women took Fosamax, and 47 developed atrial fibrillation, compared to just 31 cases among the other women. However, the finding, while not sta...

Once-a-year Drug Reduces Fractures from Osteoporosis

...y did observe a small increase in the incidence of atrial fibrillation in patients who received zoledronic a...isk factor for stroke. "The observed increase in atrial fibrillation was very small less than one in 100 patients so it needs to be weighed against the re...

Heavy Drinking may Trigger Stroke

...glass too often could put the drinkers at risk for atrial fibrillation, a dangerous heart condition that can...t significantly increase the chances of developing atrial fibrillation (AF), Martins said. "Atrial fibrillation is the most common irregular heart rhythm. A...

Significant Differences in Stroke Prevalence Among U.S. States & Territories - CDC Report

... cholesterol, heart disease, smoking, diabetes and atrial fibrillation, an irregular beating of the upper chambers of the heart, are some of the major risk factors for stroke. About 700,000 strokes occur in the United States each year. About 500,000 of these are first or new strokes. About 200,000 occur in ...

Online Education Program Better Source of Information for Patients

...vior. Patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), atrial fibrillation (AF), heart failure (HF), high cholesterol or hypertension who registered to use Heart Profilers were invited to answer an Internet questionnaire. Their responses were compared with a randomly selected control group who had not used the ...

More Than 270 Medicines in Testing for Heart Disease and Stroke

...that regulates clot formation to prevent stroke in atrial fibrillation. A vaccine that may be able to promote 'good' cholesterol by preventing the transfer of 'good' cholesterol to 'bad' cholesterol....

Anti-osteoporosis Drugs Could Result in Irregular Heart Rhythm, New Study

... & Co. They are all at risk for a condition called atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm that can c... of the 6,459 women took Fosamax, and 47 developed atrial fibrillation, compared to just 31 cases among the other women. However, the finding, while not sta...

Most Heart Patients Do Not Need Antibiotics Before Dental Procedures

...eart conditions such as ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The new recommendations apply to many dental procedures, including teeth cleaning and extractions. The guidelines emphasize that maintaining optimal oral health and practicing daily oral hygiene ar...

Plavix Safe During and After Heart Bypass

...nticoagulation agents for valve replacement and/or atrial fibrillation was excluded. Some 3,512 patients took only aspirin; 3,814 patients were treated with the aspirin and clopidogrel. "We have learned from our cardiologist colleagues that routine clopidogrel use after angioloplasty and stenting has add...

Chancellor Of UMass Medical School Resigns Due to Health Reasons

...rgo routine cardiac test and he was diagnosed with atrial flutter. Currently he is on medication and has decided to slow down. However he would continue to teach medical education and psychiatry at the UMass and also continue with his research and writing. It is also said that a kidney has been removed ...

Irregular Heartbeat Linked to Genetic Mutation

...clearly established an inherited predisposition to atrial fibrillation. "Why certain patients develop atrial fibrillation while others do not, despite comparable environmental stress exposure, might ultimately...

Pulse Pressure Identified as Important Risk Factor for Atrial Fibrillation

...an important predictor of the risk// for new onset atrial fibrillation, according to a study. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common chronic arrhythmia in adults and is associated with increased risk for death and stroke. An estimated 2.3 million adults in the United States have AF, and that number i...

Surgeons Develop Simpler Way to Cure Atrial Fibrillation

...ysicians have an effective new option for treating atrial fibrillation, a common irregular heart rhythm that...as had the best long-term cure rate for persistent atrial fibrillation. The simplified procedure is termed Cox-maze IV, and the surgeons believe it can repl...

28% Lower Mortality Rate In Top U.S. Hospitals

...ngioplasty and stent, heart attack, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, community-acquired pneumonia, stroke, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal bleed, pancreatitis, diabetic acidosis and coma, pulmonary embolism and sepsis. · For th...

The ‘Mini’ Way to Stop Atrial Fibrillation in Its Tracs

...ndreds of thousands of Americans with intermittent atrial fibrillation: the 'mini-Maze,' a minimally invasiv...ni-Maze, which is for patients with non-continuous atrial fibrillation, a condition that occurs when the upper and lower chambers of the heart begin beating a...

Disturbed Sleep and Heart Trouble Go Hand in Hand

...eople have nighttime angina (chest pain), bouts of atrial fibrillation, or palpitations (the sensation of a racing or pounding heart) that disturb sleep. The Harvard Heart Letter suggests that if you aren’t getting enough sleep, you may need better sleep habits like the ones listed below. If these don’t w...

Drug Linked to Increase in Brain Hemorrhage Cases

...sk of stroke caused by blood clots for people with atrial fibrillation, a condition that causes irregular he...ve in preventing ischemic stroke among people with atrial fibrillation,” said study author Matthew L. Flaherty, MD, of the University of Cincinnati. “For many...

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