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