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Asymptomatic atrial fibrillation poses challenges for cardiac care ... - Science Daily



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Asymptomatic atrial fibrillation poses challenges for cardiac care ... 
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Researchers have found that asymptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) patients are more likely to be older, male, and have more comorbidities and a higher risk of stroke than symptomatic patients. In an analysis of a sustained AF (SAF) group ...

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Atrial Fibrillation Risk Assessment Changes Over Time - American Council on Science and Health



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Atrial Fibrillation Risk Assessment Changes Over Time 
American Council on Science and Health
It travels through the atria, causing them to contract and pump blood into the ventricles. The signal continues through the area connecting the upper and lower chambers, the AV node, where it causes the ventricles to contract and push the blood out ...
Reducing Your Risk For Atrial Fibrillation CBS Philly CBS Philly

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Atrial fibrillation more deadly in rural U.S. hospitals - Reuters - Reuters



Atrial fibrillation more deadly in rural U.S. hospitals - Reuters 
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By Lisa Rapaport(Reuters Health) - - Among U.S. patients hospitalized for the common heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation, those in rural areas may be more likely to die than their urban counterparts, a new study suggests. Researchers ...

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Ischemic Stroke Risk in Atrial Flutter vs Fibrillation - The Cardiology Advisor



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Ischemic Stroke Risk in Atrial Flutter vs Fibrillation 
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Patients with atrial fibrillation have a higher risk for ischemic stroke compared with patients with atrial flutter.
Role of rivaroxaban in the management of atrial fibrillation: insights ... Dove Medical Press

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Interventional cardiology: 3D printing of personalized implants for left atrial appendage occlusion - Nature.com



Interventional cardiology: 3D printing of personalized implants for left atrial appendage occlusion 
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Approximately 90% of stroke-causing clots in patients with atrial fibrillation originate from the left atrial appendage (LAA), a trabeculated structure in the muscular wall of the atrium. Stroke-prevention strategies include surgical occlusion of the ...

 


Ischemic Stroke Risk in Atrial Flutter vs Fibrillation - The Cardiology Advisor



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Ischemic Stroke Risk in Atrial Flutter vs Fibrillation 
The Cardiology Advisor
Atrial flutter may be associated with a lower risk for stroke compared with atrial fibrillation. The risk for ischemic stroke is lower in patients with atrial flutter than in those with atrial fibrillation, according to an analysis published in the ...

 


Atrial Fibrillation GWAS Provides Clues to Heart Condition - GenomeWeb



Atrial Fibrillation GWAS Provides Clues to Heart Condition 
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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) ? An international team led by investigators in the US and Norway has implicated seven loci in atrial fibrillation risk, including two sites not associated with the common heart condition in the past. "[T]his study identified two ...

 


Cardiovascular Health: 5 Things To Know - Palm Beach Post



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Cardiovascular Health: 5 Things To Know 
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In 2015, JFK Medical Center was the first hospital in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast to offer patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation an alternative to long-term blood-thinning medication with the WATCHMAN Implant. The WATCHMAN Implant ...

 


Art of Aging: Afib more common than previously thought - 6abc.com



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Art of Aging: Afib more common than previously thought 
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Atrial Fibrillation is a common heart rhythm problem. However, a local doctor's studies show it's even more common than previously thought. For Alexandra Vickers, atrial fibrillation came out of the blue. "I woke up in the middle of the night with my ...

 


What's your heart telling you? Warning signs and symptoms you must not ignore - Palm Beach Post



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What's your heart telling you? Warning signs and symptoms you must not ignore 
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Another serious heart condition to be aware of is atrial fibrillation ? that is, an abnormal heart rhythm. Sometimes this condition (often colloquially referred to as ?a-fib?) can be silent and symptomless. Robert Fishel, M.D., F.A.C.C. Medical ...