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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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Adjusting to Life with an ICD

People with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators are at risk for depression and anxiety, which can affect their outcome and quality of life.

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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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Atrial Fibrillation and Alcohol

Although some alcohol consumption may help protect against heart disease, heavy alcohol intake increases the risk of atrial fibrillation in men.