Wednesday 20 Aug 2014

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All posts tagged atrial fibrillation

Patients should talk to doctors before changing dosage on anti-clotting drug

A recent report questions whether more could be done to prevent side-effects and improve effectiveness of the anti-clotting drug dabigatran, but medical experts urge people to continue taking the medication as prescribed unless their physician says otherwise. The drug, sold …

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Questions raised about managing dabigatran’s risks

Q. What did the British Medical Journal article say about dabigatran/Pradaxa and its manufacturer? The journal released a report questioning whether drugmaker Boehringer-Ingelheim fully disclosed all it knew about

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More than 5 million treated through Get With The Guidelines

More than 5 million people have received heart and stroke care based on the latest research-based treatment guidelines, thanks to an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association program that

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Forty minutes without a heartbeat to a life filled with purpose

Wendy Brechbuhler was using her phone to track the distance she was covering with her husband Kraig while they trained for a marathon in July last year. But,

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AFib hospitalizations and burden increasing

Atrial fibrillation is increasingly becoming a burden on America’s health and the healthcare system. Hospitalizations for the condition jumped 23 percent and costs rose by 24 percent from 2001-10,

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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

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Blood thinners recommended for people with irregular heartbeat to prevent stroke

People with irregular heartbeat, also known as atrial fibrillation, should take blood thinners to prevent stroke, according to an updated guideline from the American Academy of Neurology. About

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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Survey says people likely to witness a stroke might not know how to identify one

Crystal Wall was having a typical chat on the phone with her sister Chassity Anderson -- until her sister's phone abruptly crashed to the floor and her words

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Bush the latest in a line of presidents to battle heart disease

Being president of the United States comes with luxuries such as access to premier medical care and a support staff helping with healthy meals, frequent workouts and regular doctor visits. Despite all