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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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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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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.

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 Cope With Depression After a Stroke

It’s not uncommon for stroke survivors to struggle with a mood disorder—but this complication often goes unrecognized and untreated. Here’s what may help.

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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.