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Comparison between warfarin and aspirin

...ks better than aspirin in patients who have atrial fibrillation (AF) - a heart rhythm abnormality. According to a study carried out by doctors in Toronto, covering over 1,500 patients, showing that the treatment with warfarin or aspirin is definitely far superior to no preventive treatment at all. But a comparis...

Cooling decreases heart attack effects

... had experienced cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation - an abnormal heart rhythm. One group had their body temperature reduced to 34 to 32 degrees - hypothermia - over 24 hours, while the other group received normal care. After six months, 50 per cent of the hypothermia group had had a good neurologic...

Defective heart valve causes problems

...ises the risk of abnormal heart rhythms. In atrial fibrillation (AF) the upper chambers of the heart beat randomly and unsuccessfully. The condition is linked to heart attack and stroke.// Researchers at the University of Texas, have now shown that having a leaky heart valve - separating the upper and lower heart...

Anger Hard on the Heart

...// heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is when the two upper chambers of the heart quiver... a study looking for an association between atrial fibrillation and psychological stress. Participants completed psychological surveys around 48 years old. None of ...

Continuation Of Medication After Heart Surgery Very Important

...0 heart surgery patients and tracking their atrial fibrillation episodes, researchers found a strong correlation between the incidents and the discontinuation of heart medicine.Not only did beta blockers and ACE inhibitors deter these abnormal heart incidents from taking place, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory dru...

New Test To Detect Irregular Heartbeats

...ple with irregular heartbeats also known as atrial fibrillation run a higher risk of stroke than those with normal heart rhythm because the irregular beating // causes blood to pool, which can lead to a clot that breaks off and travels to the brain. A new test to monitor people for irregular heartbeats identifies...

Identifying Irregular Heart Beats

...ent finding.// An irregular heartbeat -- or atrial fibrillation -- is a major risk factor for stroke. An atrial fibrillation causes the heart to quiver, which can lead to pooling and clotting of blood. If a blood clot breaks...

Irregular Heartbeat Linked To Alcohol

...eriod, more than 550 participants developed atrial fibrillation -- a type of irregular heartbeat. Researchers say ... alcohol consumption and the development of atrial fibrillation in men. However, this link was not observed among women. Men who consumed the most alcohol had a 46-...

Catheter Ablation Helpful For Patients With Congestive Heart Failure

...estive heart failure patients who also have atrial fibrillation a type of irregular heart rhythm experience signi...e who were undergoing catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation were evaluated . Researchers also examined 58 controls ( patients without congestive heart failure ...

Atrial fibrillation predicts for acute ischaemic stroke

Atrial fibrillation predicts for severe stroke andearly death in patie...isk of thromoembolic complicationsfollowing atrial fibrillation is nearly seven timesmore than those with normal sinus rhythm. Previously,studies have shown that AF...

People with abnormal heart rhythms must avoid fish oil

...he risk of ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation was almost double than that of patients who received the placebo. Researchers feel that this may be due to fish oil having differential benefits on the abnormal heart rates at different conditions. The researchers felt that their research does not ...

Stomach infections may be associated with irregular heart rhythm

...rchers have tested patients with persistent atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beats for the Helicobacter pylo... study showed that patients with persistent atrial fibrillation are 20 times more likely to have the Helicobacter pylori bacteria in their digestive tract than the ...

Surgeons Presented Guidelines For Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation

... prevention and management of postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) after cardiac surgery. Their report was published in the latest issue of journal Chest. The researchers offer specific guidelines relating to cardiac pacing, anticoagulation therapy // , pharmaceutical prophylaxis, intraoperative interventions, ...

Influence Of Heart Rate On Myocardial Oxygen Tension

... varied via an external pacer from base rate up to fibrillation and the corresponding myocardial pO2 was measured....te was observed. In a working, fully loaded heart, fibrillation resulted in a partial oxygen tension of around zero and death of the animal. Medindia on Chest pa...

Servings of fruits can help reduce the risk of stroke

...rs for strokes include high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation (irregular heart beat), diabetes, smoking, hyperlipidaemia (high fat in the blood), alcohol abuse, obesity and certain diseases or conditions. In the US, about 750,000 people suffer a stroke per year and about 160,000 die from that stroke. Strokes a...

Blood Thinners Linked To Osteoporotic Fractures

...er that is given in patients suffering from atrial fibrillation or irregular contractions of the upper chambers of the heart. The problem is that it reacts adversely with vitamin K. In the current study, which had an equal proportion of men and women, it was found that patients who took warfarin for a year of mor...

Simulated Heart Tissue Enhances Understanding of Arrhythmias And Defibrillator Failure

...ives rise to ventricular fibrillation. Ventricular fibrillation is a condition when the heart’s electrical activity becomes unsettled and disarranged, causing a ventricular flutter rather than concurrent beats. This can lead to ineffective pumping of blood that may result in sudden death. According to Bursac, Ve...

Warfarin the Not So Popular Drug for Stroke

...sults were published in the journal Stroke. Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of blood clot. By thinning the ... don't prescribe warfarin for patients with atrial fibrillation followed 405 patients age 65 or older who were admitted to a hospital for atrial fibrillation. They ...

Seconds Between Life And Death

...ange in the cardiac rhythm can cause a ventricular fibrillation of the heart. This involves an abnormal increase in heartbeats that can even reach 400 beats a minute. At that point the heart ceases to stop pumping blood. If an electrical discharge is administered with a defibrillator in those crucial two to ten...

How To Prevent A Stroke

...rs that increase the risk of stroke such as atrial fibrillation (a type of irregular heartbeat), carotid artery disease and heart failure. The guidelines suggest physicians consider using a risk assessment tool such as the Framingham Stroke Profile to assess patients' risk. "It is important to identify patients...

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