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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.

By Mary Shomon
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What is Atrial Fibrillation?

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

By Gerald Couzens
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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.

By Mary Shomon
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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.

By Sherrie Negrea
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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.

By HealthAfter50
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The Most Serious Arrhythmias

Irregular heartbeats can cause disruptive and frightening symptoms. In the worst-case scenario, they can trigger a potentially fatal cardiac arrest.

By HealthAfter50
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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.

By HealthAfter50
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What Is Atrial Fibrillation?

For the 2.6 million Americans who suffer from atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib), the sensation of a fast, irregular, and chaotic heartbeat all too often becomes a way of life—and may put their health at risk.

By HealthAfter50
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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.

By HealthAfter50
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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.

By HealthAfter50