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Atrial Fibrillation Medications

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Understand medications and why they are helpful. Medications can be a commitment for life and health!

Medications, for most patients, are the most helpful form of treatment. However, many studies show that patients often stop taking medications because of side effects or their own belief that they no longer need it. Discontinuing medications can be very dangerous!

If you have been prescribed heart medications, taking and tracking your medications is one of the best things you can do for your...

Understand medications and why they are helpful. Medications can be a commitment for life and health!

Medications, for most patients, are the most helpful form of treatment. However, many studies show that patients often stop taking...

Middle-Aged Men with Upper-Normal Blood Pressure at Risk for AF

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January 17, 2012

Study Highlights:Healthy, middle-aged men with upper-normal blood pressure were at increased risk for atrial fibrillation (AF) later in life.Upper-normal blood pressure at the beginning of the study and after seven years was early predictor of atrial fibrillation.

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DALLAS, Jan. 17, 2012 — Middle-aged men at the upper end of normal blood pressure had an elevated risk for atrial fibrillation later...

'Upper Normal' Blood Pressure Linked to Heart Risk in Men

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Those with levels in the high end of the normal range may later develop irregular heartbeat, study says

TUESDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged men with blood pressure in the upper-normal range are at increased risk for atrial fibrillation later in life, researchers say.

Atrial fibrillation -- which affects more than 2.7 million Americans -- is a heart rhythm disorder that can lead to stroke and other heart-related complications. High blood pressure is a known risk factor for...

Even When Silent, Irregular Heartbeat Linked to Stroke Risk

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Study found people with pacemakers experienced atrial fibrillation without realizing it

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Many people may not feel their heart race when they are having an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, but these silent symptoms double their risk of stroke, a new study finds.

Of 2,580 study participants with pacemakers who did not have a history of atrial fibrillation, more than one-third experienced pacemaker-documented episodes that lasted for more...

New Heart Rhythm Fix Sometimes Short-Lived

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By Frederik Joelving

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new procedure to treat the common heart rhythm problem atrial fibrillation may offer only short-lived relief for a significant portion of patients, according to California researchers.

Based on statewide data, they found 30 percent of treated patients were admitted to the hospital with the same problem within two years.

And one out of every 20 patients suffered complications during the procedure, such as bleeding, perforation of a blood...