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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.

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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.

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The Connection Between Your Heart and Thyroid

Thyroid problems are a common cause of heart-related symptoms and conditions that increase your risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke.

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Sleep-Disordered Breathing Increases AFib Risk

In older men, two sleep abnormalities may increase the risk of atrial fibrillation and stroke.

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How to Cope With Depression After a Stroke

It’s not uncommon for stroke survivors to struggle with a mood disorder—but this complication often goes unrecognized and untreated. Here’s what may help.

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The Link Between Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

Atrial fibrillation, also called AF or AFib, is a major suspect in strokes of no known cause. Although AF is the most common form of abnormal heart rhythm, it can be hard to detect.