Thursday 24 Apr 2014

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New guidelines update treatment options for atrial fibrillation

People with atrial fibrillation should work closely with their doctors to treat the condition, using a more detailed stroke-risk assessment tool and careful consideration about aspirin or blood-thinning drugs, according to new treatment guidelines released Friday by the American Heart …

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Implanted cardiac monitor identifies stroke risk better than traditional methods

A cardiac monitor about the size of a USB flash drive that’s implanted under the skin was six to seven times more likely to detect atrial fibrillation, an

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SimpleScience@Heart: iPhone app may help detect irregular heart rhythm

An iPhone app that records electrical activity in the heart could help doctors quickly and accurately diagnose atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm that increases risk of stroke. An