Cardiovascular Health Information/atrial fibrillation

July 16, 2018

Smoking May Boost Irregular Heart Beat Risk

MONDAY, July 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The more you smoke, the greater your chances of developing a common heart rhythm disorder that increases your risk […]
July 10, 2018

Wearable, At-Home Patch Could Spot Your A-Fib Early

TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The common but dangerous heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation — or a-fib — can go undetected for […]
June 28, 2018

Weight Loss May Reverse Course of Atrial Fibrillation

THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Weight loss might help reverse progression of a common heart arrhythmia in obese adults, a new study shows. Researchers […]
June 5, 2018

Stressed Out at Work? Your A-Fib Risk May Rise

TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you’re feeling overwhelmed at work, you’ll want to read on. Job-related stress may raise your risk of developing […]
May 9, 2018

Obesity Might Raise Your Risk for A-fib

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Obese people are at increased risk for the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, which can cause complications such as […]
May 9, 2018

PTSD May Raise Odds for Irregular Heartbeat

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For reasons that aren’t yet clear, people who battle PTSD may also be at heightened risk for the common […]
March 21, 2018

Smartwatch App Might Help Detect A-Fib

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Smartwatches already can help you track your heart rate. Someday they may also help detect a serious heart rhythm […]
February 21, 2018

Blacks May Face Higher Stroke Risk From AFib

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Race may play a role in just how dangerous atrial fibrillation — the common irregular heartbeat — might be. […]
January 31, 2018

Procedure Beats Drugs for A-Fib With Heart Failure

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For people with both atrial fibrillation and heart failure, a procedure called ablation can be life-saving, a new clinical […]