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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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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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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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