Atrial Fibrillation

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about atrial fibrillation, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

What is Atrial Fibrillation?

Learn more about the basics of atrial fibrillation and if you might be at risk.

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How Adding Nuts to Your Diet Can Improve Afib Symptoms

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.

By Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Updated Guidelines for A-Fib Aim to Lower Stroke Risk

New guidelines for reducing stroke risk in people with atrial fibrillation include the use of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants over traditional blood thinners.

By Diane Domina

Your Thyroid and the Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

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.

By Mary Shomon

Depression Can Raise A-Fib Risk

Research suggests people with depression have an increased risk for atrial fibrillation or a-fib, a heart rhythm disorder puts you at higher risk for stroke.

By Diane Domina

Aura With Your Migraines? Your Risk of Atrial Fibrillation May Be Higher

A study published in Neurology suggests migraine with aura is associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, which raises stroke risk.

By Diane Domina

FDA Encourages Tech Industry, Okays Medical Apps

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.

By Diane Domina

Afib Treatment Can Prevent Thousands of Strokes Each Year

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.

By Diane Domina

No 'Fibs': Current Evidence About Atrial Fibrillation

Learn about atrial fibrillation risk factors and causes. Find out what research shows about the connection between depression and afib.

By Stephanie Stephens

Your Stressful Job Raises Your A-fib Risk

A Swedish study reports that job strain is associated with an almost 50 percent increased risk of a-fib.

By Stephanie Stephens

Tests for Atrial Fibrillation

Learn about the different tests that can be used to identify atrial fibrillation.

By Gerald Couzens

Meet the Experts

Stephanie Watson

Health Writer

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Stephanie Stephens

M.A., Health Writer

Stephanie Stephens is a digital journalist, audio/video producer and host, specializing in health and celebrities.

Mary Shomon

Patient Expert

Mary Shomon is a patient advocate and bestselling author on thyroid disease, diabetes, weight loss and hormonal health.

Stephanie Watson

Health Writer

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