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Local doctor specializes in alternative treatment for atrial fibrillation - The Columbian



The Columbian
 
Local doctor specializes in alternative treatment for atrial fibrillation 
The Columbian
Reiss guides the catheter to each of the four veins in the left atrium of the heart where atrial fibrillation occurs. Once the catheter is in place at the mouth of the vein, the balloon is inflated. The balloon fills with liquid nitrogen ? which is ...

 


Identify patients with Atrial Fibrillation - The Hippocratic Post (blog)



The Hippocratic Post (blog)
 
Identify patients with Atrial Fibrillation 
The Hippocratic Post (blog)
Thousands of people with Atrial Fibrillation are not being diagnosed because doctors are pushed for time and are not carrying out simple pulse checks, says Professor Camm, professor of clinical cardiology based at St George's, University of London, and ...

 


Brain Functional Connectivity Related To Post-op Atrial Fibrillation - Anesthesiology News



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Brain Functional Connectivity Related To Post-op Atrial Fibrillation 
Anesthesiology News
Orlando, Fla.?Patients who develop atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery have greater resting-state functional connectivity in certain areas of the brain than those who did not develop this sometimes devastating side effect, a small study has ...

 


MEDICAL MATTERS: Atrial Fibrillation: Common and Risky - Odessa American



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MEDICAL MATTERS: Atrial Fibrillation: Common and Risky 
Odessa American
Atrial fibrillation occurs when the upper chambers of the heart (called atria) develop disorganized electrical signals that affect the normal synchrony of the lower and upper chambers of the heart. This frequently causes heart palpitations, a sensation ...

 


Grandview Heart Health: What is atrial fibrillation, and how should you treat it? - WIAT 42



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Grandview Heart Health: What is atrial fibrillation, and how should you treat it? 
WIAT 42
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (CBS42 Community) ? Atrial fibrillation, also called AFib, is a condition which is usually felt like a fluttering in the upper left side of your chest. AFib affects as many as six million Americans today, and many of them do not even ...

 


Occult atrial fibrillation in endurance athletes - Dove Medical Press



Occult atrial fibrillation in endurance athletes 
Dove Medical Press
Although low-to-moderate intensity exercise has been shown to result in decreased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, limited data suggest that there may be an association between atrial fibrillation (AF) and trained endurance athletes.1 The aim of ...

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Possible use for botulinum toxin to treat atrial fibrillation - Medical Xpress



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Possible use for botulinum toxin to treat atrial fibrillation 
Medical Xpress
But could the toxin also quell heart flutter, known as atrial fibrillation, after cardiac surgery? That question was at the root of a study led by Duke University researchers, who report today at the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart ...

 


High-Normal Free Thyroxine Linked to Atrial-Fibrillation Risk - Medscape



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High-Normal Free Thyroxine Linked to Atrial-Fibrillation Risk 
Medscape
BERN, SWITZERLAND ? Higher levels of free thyroxine (FT4) within the normal range are associated with a significant increased risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation, according to a new systematic review. Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels in the ...

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LAA Closure vs Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation - The Cardiology Advisor



The Cardiology Advisor
 
LAA Closure vs Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation 
The Cardiology Advisor
The use of the Watchman (Boston Scientific; St. Paul, Minnesota) left atrial appendage (LAA) closure device in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) provides stroke prevention similar to that of warfarin as well as greater reductions in bleeding risk ...

 


Blood Thinners May Protect A-Fib Patients' Brains - WebMD



The Pharmaceutical Journal
 
Blood Thinners May Protect A-Fib Patients' Brains 
WebMD
THURSDAY, Oct. 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Blood thinners may pull double duty for people with the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation: New research suggests they help prevent dementia as well as stroke. Because atrial fibrillation increases the ...
Anticoagulants could cut the risk of dementia for patients with atrial fibrillation, researchers find The Pharmaceutical Journal
Blood thinners may help protect against dementia: study Bel Marra Health
Anti-stroke drugs also protect against dementia: study Daily Nation
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