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Cardiologists successfully using new device to treat atrial fibrillation

A new device is reinventing the way cardiologists mitigate the dangers associated with a heart rhythm disturbance called atrial fibrillation. The Watchman, a device introduced by Boston Scientific that prevents blood clots from forming in the heart, is at the forefront of atrial fibrillation treatments.

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A huge thank you to Francis White

Thank you to Francis White, Arrhythmia Alliance Executive Committee Member for representing Arrhythmia Alliance.

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Drinking alcohol makes your heart race

Barcelona, Spain – 18 March 2018: The more alcohol you drink, the higher your heart rate gets, according to research presented today at EHRA 2018 Congress1, organized by the European Society of Cardiology.

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New mobile app can detect atrial fibrillation that causes strokes

Turku, Finland: A new mobile application developed at the University of Turku in Finland can detect atrial fibrillation that causes strokes, according to a new research. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. It is a serious life-threatening medical condition that requires urgent ...

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Study finds the heart can terminate atrial fibrillation itself after local gene therapy

Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia). Treatment aims to restore the heart's normal rhythm and includes drugs, which are not effective in all patients, ablation, for which efficiency remains suboptimal in the long-term, and electric shocks, which are effective but painful and ...

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Finger on the pulse

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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Everyone has heart palpitations, but for some it can be serious

You might feel them as skipped heartbeats or unusually forceful beats. One friend describes her heart palpitations as a soft fluttering that starts in her chest, moves to her neck and sometimes makes her cough

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Experts: Atrial fibrillation becoming epidemic among older patients

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — There are at least 2.7 million Americans living with atrial fibrillation, or a-fib. It's an irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications, according to the American Heart Association. It's a condition some experts call an epidemic.

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New procedure for stroke-prone patients at Munson

But new technology at Munson Medical Center is reducing the stroke risk for certain heart patients with atrial fibrillation. The Watchman device is delivered to the left atrium of the heart and seals off the appendage to prevent blood clots from forming. Munson Medical Center cardiac electrophysiologist Dr.

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Automated Detection of Atrial Fibrillation Through Smartwatch Technology

ORLANDO — Researchers have confirmed that the Kardia Band (KB), a specialized smartwatch band, and its accompanying app can accurately detect atrial fibrillation and distinguish it from sinus rhythm. The research was presented at the American College of Cardiology 67th Annual Scientific Session ...

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