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Latest Familial atrial fibrillation Stories

2008-09-02 09:00:42

DALLAS, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- StopAfib.org, at http://www.stopafib.org/, announces that September is Atrial Fibrillation Month to raise awareness of this life-threatening irregular heartbeat, commonly called afib or AF.

2008-07-15 00:00:11

U.S. researchers say the discovery of a gene mutation linked to atrial fibrillation will lead to better understanding of heart disease. Mayo Clinic researchers say the study was based on a large family with an inherited form of atrial fibrillation in 11 relatives.

2008-07-01 00:14:24

Ten percent of seemingly healthy middle-aged people have experienced silent stroke injury, U.S. researchers said. Silent stroke is an interruption of blood flow in the brain known as silent cerebral infarction.

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2008-06-27 13:50:00

Ten percent of middle-aged people who took part in a recent study showed they had suffered a stroke without knowing it.

2006-07-03 15:01:21

By Amanda Beck WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of people with a dangerous heart arrhythmia is higher than previously estimated and increasing, researchers reported on Monday.

2006-07-03 15:00:00

By Amanda Beck WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of people with a dangerous heart arrhythmia is higher than previously estimated and increasing, researchers reported on Monday.

2005-09-13 14:23:01

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men who consume 35 or more alcoholic drinks per week are 45 percent more likely to experience atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm problem, than their peers who consume less than one drink per week, new research shows.

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2005-09-13 10:06:35

Men who down seven or more drinks a day have a significantly increased risk of atrial fibrillation, the irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke, a study finds. Atrial fibrillation can cause blood clots to form in the heart. They can travel to the brain and block an artery there, resulting in a stroke.

2005-09-12 17:58:15

Women with atrial fibrillation who are not on anticoagulant therapy have a higher rate of ischemic stroke and face a higher absolute risk for stroke than do men with the condition, according to a joint study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, Massachusetts General Hospital, the Division of Research at Kaiser Permanente and Boston University School of Medicine.

2005-06-08 18:39:09

Atrial fibrillation, one of the most common and least manageable postoperative complications of heart surgery may soon have an effective treatment.


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