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How do alcohol and caffeine affect A-fib?

NEWS - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 10:00
Learn how caffeine and alcohol may affect the heart and if they are triggers for A-fib. Is it safe to consume alcohol and caffeine with A-fib?

Diabetes: Heart attack risk due to loss of small blood vessels around the heart

NEWS - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:00
Study suggests that the higher risk of heart attack in diabetes is due to the loss of small blood vessels around the heart, and it proposes a gene therapy.

Catheter ablation for A-fib: What to expect

NEWS - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 13:00
A catheter ablation is an invasive procedure used to correct an irregular heartbeat. In this article, find out the risks, benefits, and how to prepare.

Atrial fibrillation: Natural treatments, remedies, and tips

NEWS - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 11:00
Learn about A-fib and the natural treatments available. What herbs and supplements may be used to treat A-fib and what substances should be avoided?

Moderate drinking linked to lower risk of some - but not all - heart conditions

NEWS - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 07:00
Moderate drinking is associated with a lower risk of several, but not all, cardiovascular diseases, finds a large study of UK adults published by The BMJ.

Does boosting "good" cholesterol really improve your health?

NEWS - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 07:00
A new review addresses the mysteries behind "good" HDL cholesterol and why boosting its levels does not necessarily provide protection from cardiovascular risk for patients.

Novel link between unhealthy hearts and dementia

NEWS - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 07:00
Researchers from National University Health System (NUHS) have discovered a link between cardiac diseases and brain dysfunction.

'Spray painting' shows promise as minimally invasive way to patch up the heart

NEWS - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 14:00
Spray painting biomaterials shows promise as a minimally invasive way to create a regenerative patch on the heart to repair tissue after heart attack.

A simple fix to avoid some unnecessary coronary stents

NEWS - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 13:00
Physician researchers at Thomas Jefferson University suspect that some cases of coronary artery spasm go unrecognized and are incorrectly treated with stents.

A-fib with RVR: Information, treatment, and management

NEWS - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 07:00
In this article, learn about the most common rhythm disorder of the heart, including how to reduce the risk of stroke and heart failure.

Coffee shops, ATMs may be ideal locations for lifesaving AEDs

NEWS - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 07:00
Community coffee shops and automated teller machines, or ATMs, might be ideal locations for public access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs), according to new research in the American...

Atrial fibrillation triggers: What can lead to an A-fib attack?

NEWS - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:00
In this article, learn about atrial fibrillation triggers, tips that may help to avoid triggers, lifestyle tips, and what may cause atrial fibrillation.

A-fib and exercise: Health benefits and risks

NEWS - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 07:00
How can someone with atrial fibrillation keep fit safely? In this article, we look at the best methods to reduce symptoms and improve heart health.

Closing left atrial appendage reduces stroke risk from AFib

NEWS - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 07:00
For patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a common heart rhythm disorder, closing the area of the heart known as the left atrial appendage as an add-on procedure during cardiac surgery was...

Heart procedure linked with bleeding in the brain, neurological impairment

NEWS - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 07:00
Small leakages from blood vessels in the brain, known as microbleeds, increase with age and are associated with cognitive decline.

Atrial fibrillation patients may safely discontinue blood thinners after successful ablation

NEWS - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 07:00
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other cardiovascular complications, and it is estimated to afflict nearly...

Self-expanding TAVR as good as surgery in intermediate-risk patients

NEWS - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 07:00
Two-year data reveal no difference in the combined rate of stroke and death from any cause when comparing the use of self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with standard...

Guidelines differ on recommendations of statin treatment for African-Americans

NEWS - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 07:00
Approximately 1 in 4 African American individuals recommended for statin therapy under guidelines from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association are no longer recommended for...

High-risk pulmonary embolism patients often go without most effective treatments

NEWS - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 07:00
Pulmonary embolism (PE), a blood clot in the lungs which causes shortness of breath and chest pain, is the third leading cardiovascular cause of death in the United States with more than 100, 000...

New blood thinner better at preventing recurrent blood clots than aspirin

NEWS - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 07:00
An international research team with prominent Canadian leadership has found that the blood thinner rivaroxaban is as safe as aspirin, and more effective at preventing recurrence of life-threatening...

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