News & Information For Arryhthmia Clinicians

Accurate and up to date information for clinicians from the Arrhythmia Alliance. Please follow the links below for a wealth of information on heart rhythm disorders and the activities of the world's leading heart rhythm charity.

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Cardiac Rhythm News- November 17

Cardiac Rhythm News - November 17, 2017

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Cardiac Rhythm News- October 27, 2017

Cardiac Rhythm News- October 27, 2017

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Life Simple 7 Score Closely Link To Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is the most commonly presenting cardiac arrhythmia in clinical practice, affecting over 2 million people in the United States. This arrhythmia accounts for up to 15% of all strokes and annual costs for AF treatment are estimated at over 6.5 billion dollars. Despite the growing public health challenge that AF poses, effective prevention strategies are lacking. In 2010, the American Heart Association identified metrics of ideal cardiovascular health known as Life’s Simple 7 to target for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. We wanted to determine whether adherence to these health metrics helps prevent atrial fibrillation as well.

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