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Dying Maryland Teen Adjusts Well to Classmate's Heart
Wilkerson family, this is their second miracle heart. Eight years ago, Kyle's dad, Randy Wilkerson, suffered atrial fibrillation , a sudden irregular heartbeat. That is when doctors discovered that the then 44-year-old man was stricken
6 Quick Heart-Healthy Habits
resistance, high blood pressure and blood vessel inflammation. For the 2.7 million Americans diagnosed with atrial fibrillation in which the heart's upper chambers flutter randomly instead of contracting normally, yoga may be especially
Thanksgiving Health Hazards Can Land Partygoers in the ER
have described the feeling as "like having a Mexican jumping bean inside your chest." One arrhythmia, called atrial fibrillation , happens when the upper heart chambers quiver, allowing blood to pool inside the heart. Over time, the blood
Elderly Women With Common Heart Condition at Higher Risk for Stroke
Elderly women diagnosed with atrial fibrillation , a common type of irregular could be that women with atrial fibrillation may need to take more warfarin admitted to a hospital with atrial fibrillation . Both men and women stuck
Hole in the Heart: Closing It No Better than Meds to Stop Strokes
the two years after their procedures, and 23 had atrial fibrillation , a heart arrhythmia that can be dangerous if left Only three patients taking medication alone had atrial fibrillation . Many doctors welcomed the results of the CLOSURE
Pradaxa Benefit Outweighs Bleeding Risk, FDA Says
has announced today that patients taking the anticoagulant Pradaxa to reduce the risk of stroke associated with atrial fibrillation should continue to take the drug as directed, despite post-market reports of severe bleeding. A report of about
Beware Holiday Heart Syndrome This Thanksgiving
usually chaotic, irregular and faster than your normal heart beat." The most common abnormal heart rhythm, atrial fibrillation , occurs when the upper heart chambers quiver instead of contracting regularly, allowing blood to pool inside
Mini Strokes: Temporary Episodes Shorten Lives
tripled it. Prior hospitalization for stroke more than doubled it, while a type of irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation doubled it. High cholesterol didn't seem to pile on more risk after a TIA, suggesting that patients receiving
FDA Okays Xarelto for Stroke Prevention
patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation , making it the first oral patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation . Rivaroxaban was associated preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation to be approved by the FDA
FDA Panel Endorses Xarelto for Stroke Prevention
condition known as nonvalvular atrial fibrillation . The overwhelmingly positive patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation who were at a high risk for warfarin for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation , with a similar rate of major
Hospitals, Medical Centers Offering Meditation and More
KANSAS The University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kan. The University of Kansas Hospital offers yoga for atrial fibrillation patients. KENTUCKY Jewish Hospital Medical Center Northeast Holistic Center, Louisville, Ky. The Jewish Hospital
Multiple Cups of Java May Reduce Stroke Risk in Women
about it. Other "big ticket" items include high cholesterol, diabetes and irregular heart conditions (called atrial fibrillation ). Sticking to the tried and true is what really counts in reducing the risk of stroke, say medical experts
Festive Partiers Beware: Holiday Heart Syndrome
studies have confirmed alcohol's heart rhythm-disturbing effects. The most common abnormal heart rhythm, atrial fibrillation , occurs when the upper heart chambers quiver instead of contracting regularly. Although it's often asymptomatic
Atrial Fibrillation Meds Not Working?
Dr. Hugh Calkins answers the question: 'Atrial Fibrillation Meds Not Working?'
Can Atrial Fibrillation Damage My Heart?
Dr. Calkins answers the question: 'Can Atrial Fibrillation Damage My Heart?'
What Causes Atrial Fibrillation ?
Dr. Hugh Calkins answers the question: 'What Causes Atrial Fibrillation ?'
What Is Atrial Fibrillation ?
Dr. Hugh Calkins answers the question: 'What Is Atrial Fibrillation ?'
Pacemakers And Atrial Fibrillation ?
Dr. Hugh Calkins answers the question: 'Pacemakers And Atrial Fibrillation ?'
Ablation For Atrial Fibrillation ?
Dr. Hugh Calkins answers the question: 'Ablation For Atrial Fibrillation ?'
Resuming Work After Atrial Fibrillation ?
Dr. Calkins answers the question: 'Resuming Work After Atrial Fibrillation ?'