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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 ...
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.
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 ...
Drinking three of coffee, tea every day may reduce the risk of stroke: Study
AFib is the most common heart rhythm disorder, causes the heart to beat rapidly and skip beats, and if left untreated, can cause strokes. The results suggest that caffeine intake of up to 300 mg per day may be safe for arrhythmic patients. "There is a public perception, often based on anecdotal experience ...
Cardiac Rhythm News - 13 April 2018
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Implantation of world's smallest pacemaker in Super Speciality Hospital
Dr. Sushil Sharma, HOD Cardiology, GMC, Jammu under the guidance of renowned cardiologist and electro physiologist Dr T.S Kler conducted the first leadless percutaneous permanent pacemaker implantation in a patient, who was admitted to the hospital after cardiac arrest with abnormal heartbeats.
New leadless pacemakers carry reduced risks of complications and are less invasive
In a standard system, the pacemaker is implanted under the skin just below the collarbone. A lead (wire) extends to the patient's heart. The new leadless pacemaker does not have any wires. It also is miniaturized so the electronics, battery and delivery system are contained in one unit the size of a large ...
Common genetic variant linked to AFib risk in Latinos
"While Latino individuals are less likely to develop atrial fibrillation than whites, despite having a higher burden of risk factors, they are more likely to suffer complications if the condition does develop," said Darbar, professor medicine and pharmacology in the University of Illinois at Chicago College of ...
Heart screening could protect hundreds from stroke
The research, a collaboration between University researchers and the Heart Research Institute in Sydney, reveals for the first time that MÄ ori and Pacific people develop Atrial Fibrillation (AF) an irregular heartbeat - a key risk factor for stroke - a decade earlier than other New Zealanders. And when they ...
Cardiac Rhythm News - 29 March 2018
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