Latest Familial atrial fibrillation Stories

2011-03-28 15:00:00

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...

2011-03-10 07:15:06

Stroke survivors with irregular heartbeats called atrial fibrillation may be at a higher risk of developing dementia than stroke survivors who don’t have the heart condition, according to this study.

2011-03-08 02:44:27

Stroke patients who also suffer from an irregular heartbeat are at double the risk of developing dementia, according to a new study by the University of East Anglia (UEA).

2011-02-14 15:31:59

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm).

2010-12-07 12:31:00

In the news release, New Trial Studies Link Between Stroke and Atrial Fibrillation, issued 07-Dec-2010 by Northwestern Memorial Hospital over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that the 11th paragraph, first sentence, should read "If we can monitor more cryptogenic stroke patients for atrial fibrillation beyond the standard time frame..." rather than "...beyond the standard month..." as originally issued inadvertently.

2010-12-07 09:54:00

Proactive therapies may prove to avert stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation CHICAGO, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One evening last March, Larry Ambrose left his bed in the middle of the night to check the time.

2010-02-27 09:13:49

A large nationwide study that includes neurologists from Mayo Clinic has found that blacks are substantially less likely than whites to know that they have atrial fibrillation or to use warfarin, the most common treatment for the condition.

2010-02-21 13:19:25

Newly identified gene may open route to innovative treatments for atrial fibrillation.

2010-02-21 13:15:12

Gene associated with atrial fibrillation in younger patients without known risk factors.

2009-12-11 06:30:00

New research shows that some 3 million Americans may be suffering from the common heart arrhythmia know as atrial fibrillation.

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