Thursday 30 Oct 2014

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All posts tagged irregular heartbeat

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AHA and NASCAR on track for a cause

Corporate sponsorships have long been synonymous with NASCAR. But increasingly, nonprofit causes are also finding a place. An agreement among NASCAR, driver Michael Waltrip, whose mother’s untreated atrial fibrillation led to a debilitating stroke, and sponsor Janssen Pharmaceuticals is one […]

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Mothers stroke hardest hit for Nascar driver Michael Waltrip

NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip says the hardest hit he ever took was when his sister called to tell him their mother had suffered a major stroke. His mother, Margaret

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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

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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