Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about atrial fibrillation, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
Learn more about the basics of atrial fibrillation and if you might be at risk.
Not all strokes are obvious. And if you have a heart-rhythm disorder like afib, you may be a higher risk for the silent type.
When your heart’s rhythm gets erratic, blood can clot in its lower chambers—increasing your risk for stroke. Here’s how to prevent that from happening.
Your doctor will be most concerned about preventing any kind of circulatory instability that may result from the irregular beat and to avoid the higher risk of stroke that goes along with it.
Brushing your teeth twice a day—and flossing!—may do more for your body than just brighten your smile.
Nuts are rich in healthy fat, dietary fiber, and plant-based protein, and just one single serving per day can significantly help protect your heart.
New guidelines for reducing stroke risk in people with atrial fibrillation include the use of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants over traditional blood thinners.
If you have high-normal levels of thyroid hormone within the reference range, research now confirms that you face an increased risk of atrial fibrillation.
The FDA, working with digital companies to find new ways to empower consumers to take control of their health, approved two medical apps for the Apple Watch.
In the UK, as many as 7,000 strokes per year are now prevented because more patients with atrial fibrillation are being identified and treated.
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