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LAA closure during cardiac surgery lowers long-term stroke, mortality risk

According to the study, many patients who undergo cardiac surgery have a history of atrial fibrillation, which is associated with increased risk for stroke ...

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Trudie Lobban MBE, Founder and CEO, Arrhythmia Alliance Media Tour Clip

Listen to these clips of Trudie Lobban MBE on her media tour to make people more pulse aware.

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Cardiac Rhythm News 21 May 2018

Keep up to date with the latest news all in one place.

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Greater burden of atrial fibrillation linked to higher stroke risk

OAKLAND, Calif. May 16, 2018 -- Among people with intermittently recurring atrial fibrillation who are not taking anti-blood-clotting medications, those whose hearts were in abnormal rhythms longer were three times more likely to have strokes or other types of blood clots than those who had abnormal heart rhythms for less time, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study.

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Stroke, TIA Risk Remain High After Atrial Fibrillation Resolved

Patients with resolved atrial fibrillation have an increased risk for stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) compared with individuals without atrial fibrillation, according to a study published in the BMJ.

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6.1 million Americans at risk of deadly stroke due to an irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation

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Heart patients in England at risk from gaps in NHS care

... Bayer, the report reveals a range of deficiencies in care and monitoring for patients with the irregular heartbeat condition known as atrial fibrillation.

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HRS 2018 Roundup: Researchers highlight the latest in cardiac ablation tech

At this year's HRS meeting, researchers presented the first clinical data from atrial fibrillation ablation with pulsed electric fields – a method known as ...

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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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Patients who have had an irregular heart beat can’t ever be considered ‘cured’, say researchers

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.

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