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Afib Treatment Can Prevent Thousands of Strokes Each Year

In the UK, as many as 7,000 strokes per year are now prevented because more patients with atrial fibrillation are being identified and treated.

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Wearable Defibrillator Vest: Pros and Cons

A wearable cardioverter defibrillator vest can be a short-term solution to prevent sudden cardiac death. Find out if you might be a good candidate.

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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Is Less Ablation Better for AFib?

Some researchers are questioning the idea of more aggressive ablation treatment for persistent atrial fibrillation.

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Hybrid Ablation for Stubborn AFib

This procedure combines two methods for restoring normal heart rhythm—but is it right for you?

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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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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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What May Help AFib Patients

Getting sleep apnea under control can help prevent recurrent episodes of atrial fibrillation, a research review suggests

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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.