Latest Familial atrial fibrillation Stories
Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm, affecting 2.5 million Americans.
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People with rheumatoid arthritis are at a greater risk of irregular heart rhythm (known as atrial fibrillation) and stroke compared with the general population.
An irregular heartbeat — atrial fibrillation — is a strong predictor of cognitive decline and the loss of independence in daily activities in older people at risk of cardiovascular disease.
An irregular heartbeat that you don't even feel but can be picked up by a pacemaker is associated with a significantly increased risk of stroke, says a new McMaster University study.
University of Adelaide research shows that obesity is directly linked to electrical abnormalities of the heart.
The most common kind of chronically irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation, is associated with a greater risk of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have found that among women who are mostly healthy, those diagnosed with atrial fibrillation have an increased risk of death when compared to women without atrial fibrillation.
Measuring oxidative stress may help doctors predict the risk of developing atrial fibrillation, the most common heart beat irregularity.
Study Highlights: -- More than half of atrial fibrillation (AF) cases in this study were linked to specific risk factors. -- High blood pressure was the strongest predictor of AF. -- Those with elevated risk factors were three times more likely to have AF. DALLAS, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reducing cardiovascular risk factors like high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes and being overweight could potentially reduce more than half of all cases of atrial fibrillation, according...
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