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Omega-3 May Shorten Hospital Stay in Heart Surgery Patients

A new review has found that a reduction in the time spent in the hospital and a reduction in the risk of complications was seen in open heart surgery patients supplementing Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids daily. 192 more words


Tidings from the Citadel: Warfarin in Dialysis

Warfarin Use and the Risk for Stroke and Bleeding in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Undergoing Dialysis – Mitesh Shah et al. Circulation. 2014;129:1196-1203.

A retrospective cohort study… 190 more words

Study Says Chocolate Lowers AFib Risk. Sort of.

A new study on the potential link between chocolate and heart health is getting a lot of attention from the media but the way it is being covered is also drawing caution flags from medical experts. 468 more words


Aspirin May Cause More Harm than Good in Afib

According to new research presented at last week’s meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society, aspirin is not effective in preventing strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation, and in some instances may actually do more harm than good. 91 more words


Coping With AFib in the Hot Summer Months

Managing Atrial Fibrillation in Summer

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a condition that causes a fast, fluttering heart beat called arrhythmia. The American Heart Association reports at least 2.7 million Americans are living with AFib. 188 more words

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Study Suggests Closing Left Atrial Appendage Prevents Stroke from AFib

Dr. Marc Gerdisch, co-medical director of Franciscan Health’s Heart Valve Center and senior partner at Cardiovascular Surgery Associates, possesses more than 20 years of medical experience. 258 more words

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Atrial fibrillation vs. atrial flutter: understanding the case of Senator Dick Durbin

Sen. Dick Durbin’s office announced yesterday the senator underwent a catheter ablation procedure to treat an abnormal heart rhythm known as atrial flutter. The condition is known to produce similar symptoms to atrial fibrillation, or AFib, which is the most common arrhythmia leading to hospitalization in the United States. 557 more words

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