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For a Healthy Heart, Brush Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth twice a day—and flossing!—may do more for your body than just brighten your smile.

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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.

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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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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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AFib and Stroke Risk: New Drug Options

Patients with atrial fibrillation who are candidates for anticoagulants and don’t use them take the risk of having a stroke. Here’s what to consider.

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Atrial Fibrillation: A Major Suspect in Unexplained Stroke

As many as 8 of 10 patients with a stroke brought on by atrial fibrillation die or are disabled. That’s why recognizing afib early is so important.

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Atrial Fibrillation: Are You at Risk?

Multiple factors can contribute to the development of the abnormal functioning of the heart’s chambers.

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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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Atrial Fibrillation: Symptoms and Causes

Not everyone who develops atrial fibrillation will experience symptoms, but for those who do, they can range from mild to severe.

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Excess Pounds Raise Atrial Fibrillation Risk

Your risk of developing atrial fibrillation, or a fast, irregular, and chaotic heartbeat, may rise in tandem with your weight. Here’s why