Physical activity helps fight genetic risk of heart disease, study finds Among those considered at high genetic risk for heart disease, high levels of cardiorespiratory fitness were associated with a 49 percent lower risk for coronary heart disease and a 60 percent lower risk for atrial fibrillation compared with study participants with low cardiorespiratory fitness. [More]
Snoring may be doing more harm than just keeping your partner up at night. Did you know it’s is also a higher risk factor for stroke and heart attack than smoking or high cholesterol? Dr. Phil and Pfizer Chief Medical Officer Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D., talk to a couple that says snoring is killing their relationship. [More]
Atrial fibrillation (also called AFib or AF) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related issues. Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure: Written in everyday language for patients with Atrial Fibrillation Conquer Your A-Fib: How To Beat Atrial Fibrillation 36 Ways [More]
What is atrial fibrillation? Atrial fibrillation is an atrial arrhythmia where the upper chambers don’t contract normally, causing higher heart rates in the lower ventricles. The Science of Treating Atrial Fibrillation (Home Use) Lone Atrial Fibrillation Towards a Cure A Simple Guide To Ventricular Fibrillation, Diagnosis, Treatment And Related Disorders (A Simple Guide to Medical Conditions)
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Jan McBarron M.D,N.D of Duke and the Doctor covers research that identifies some surprising contributing factors to A-Fib and some advice on what you need to … Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure: Written in everyday language for patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Fibrillation, also known as AFib, is the most common type of arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat. An estimated 5 million Americans are currently living with AFib, and it becomes more common with age. AFib significantly increases a person’s risk of stroke, so it’s important to recognize its signs and symptoms and to seek treatment to [More]
Atrial fibrillation (AF or A-fib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart beat). Evidence suggests it may be easier to prevent atrial fibrillation than to treat it: https://t.co/0RKUcngQAr — Cleveland Clinic MD (@CleClinicMD) March 17, 2018
Although this study is only able to show an association between prescription NSAIDs and the risk for atrial fibrillation, lead researcher Dr. Bruno Stricker, a professor of pharmacoepidemiology at Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands …
WASHINGTON – About 18% of U.S. patients with atrial fibrillation also have a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, and the confluence of the two appeared linked to increased hospitalizations and further progression of atrial fibrillation, based on a …
High blood pressure is one of the major causes of afib. I don’t know of anyone who has atrial fibrillation who does not have or did have hypertension. It’s most common condition associated with atrial fibrillation. If your blood pressure is through the roof and you’re not doing much about it, chances are, you’ll develop [More]
Inflammation contributes to the pathogenesis of psoriasis as well as atrial fibrillation. The impact of psoriasis and its association with new–onset atrial fibrillation was assessed in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). Psoriasis has a similar prevalence in hypertensive patients as in the general population. Psoriasis independently predicted new–onset atrial fibrillation despite lower age [More]
This analysis had limitations that included possible underestimation of incident atrial fibrillation, self-reported caffeine intake, the inability to adjust for some potential confounders, such as sleep apnea and the small number of AF events in the …
As for prevention, Oza said that many of the A-fib risk factors are the same as the risk factors of heart disease. Decreasing salt intake, weight loss, and even treatment for sleep apnea, could potentially prevent A-Fib. You can follow Melissa Ross on …
The authors acknowledged that the analysis was limited by the potential underestimation of incident atrial fibrillation, the use of self-reported caffeine intake, the inability to adjust for some potential confounders, such as sleep apnea, and the …
Using a combination of molecular biology, electrophysiology, and genetically engineering mice, scientists at the University of Calgary’s and Alberta Health Services’ Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta have discovered that a calcium-sensing-gate in the cardiac calcium release channel (ryanodine receptor) is responsible for the initiation of calcium waves and calcium-triggered arrhythmias. Utilizing a genetically modified mouse [More]
Many people who have AFib suffer from episodes brought on by a specific trigger. Recognizing triggers and avoiding them can help you manage atrial fibrillation effectively.
Dr. James Ong, a Cardiac Electrophysiologist, explains the mechanism of Atrial Fibrillation and how Radiofrequency Ablation can help eliminate AFib.
Educational animated video that describes atrial fibrillation. Provided by Eastside Arrhythmia Services (EastsideArrhythmiaServices.com).