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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.

AFib Patients Not Getting Stroke-Preventing Meds

AFib Patients Not Getting Stroke-Preventing Meds

Many people at high risk of stroke because of atrial fibrillation either don’t get the right medication or they don’t take their drugs as prescribed.

Atrial Fibrillation: Get the Right Drug

Atrial Fibrillation: Get the Right Drug

Some people with atrial fibrillation who are at low risk of stroke can take a daily aspirin. But if you have moderate to high risk, consider an anticoagulant.

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How to Tame an Abnormal Heartbeat

If you’re one of the roughly 2.7 million Americans who has atrial fibrillation, the most common form of abnormal heart rhythm, you could benefit from new, game-changing drugs and strategies.

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AFib and Stroke Risk: What to Know

The stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation is up to seven times that of the general public. Find out if you need to follow a stroke prevention plan.

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5 Treatments for Heart Arrhythmias

In many individuals, medication is helpful, although these drugs can have serious side effects. Here’s what your doctor may suggest.