Thursday 17 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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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