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People with atrial fibrillation should continue to be treated even if heart rhythm returns to normal

Patients with an abnormal heart rhythm that can leave them at a higher risk of suffering from stroke still need treatment even after their heart rhythm seems to have returned to normal, say researchers at the University of Birmingham. Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disturbance, affecting ...

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More than 1.5 million heart flutter patients should be on blood-thinning drugs to prevent stroke ...

The research found that even patients whose atrial fibrillation appears to have improved have a significantly increased risk of stroke, but that British ...

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Thousands of heart flutter patients at risk of fatal strokes because they have been wrongly taken off ...

Dr Krish Nirantharakumar, who worked on the study, said: 'Worryingly, we found that the problem seems to be becoming more common, with our research showing an increasing number of people are recorded as having atrial fibrillation as resolved and are highly unlikely to be given medication to ...

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Obesity Might Raise Your Risk for A-fib

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people are at increased risk for the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, which can cause ...

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Finger on the pulse - When it comes to our hearts

When it comes to our hearts, what we 'feel' isn't always the best indicator of what's going on below the surface.

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Thousands of people with an irregular heartbeat could be cured thanks to a pioneering 'electric' balloon

Thousands of people with an irregular heartbeat could be cured thanks to a pioneering technique that uses a high-tech balloon.

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Trudie Lobban MBE, Founder and CEO, Arrhythmia Alliance discusses arrhythmias

Scroll to 1hr 50mins in to hear Trudie Lobban discuss arrhythmias.

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Obesity can lead to irregular heart rate: study

Washington: Turns out, obesity can lead to higher chances of developing rapid and irregular heart rate. According to the study conducted by Penn State, people with obesity are more likely to develop a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to stroke, heart failure and other ...

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Nuts could reduce risk of heart failure, research finds

Those who consumed nuts one to two times a week had a 20% lower risk of suffering heart failure, according to a study published in journal Heart.

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Drinking Coffee Could Help Some Heart Conditions

That's according to a large new study from Australia. Researchers found moderate doses of caffeine had not effect on heart arrhythmias. In fact, drinking up to three cups of coffee a day decreased symptoms of atrial fibrillation by six percent. However, experts say heart patients should stay away from ...

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