Wednesday 17 Sep 2014

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Exercise may protect older women from irregular heartbeat

Increasing the amount or intensity of physical activity can cut the chances of older women developing a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers found that post-menopausal women, enrolled in the …

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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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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