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Can Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help With Postoperative AF?

Among patients undergoing cardiac surgery, perioperative supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids does not appear to reduce the risk of postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF). An international investigation found that...

Metabolic Syndrome, Catheter Ablation, & AF

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is increasingly being viewed by clinicians as a modern-day epidemic, affecting more than 2.2 million adults in the United States. AF is strongly age-dependent, affecting 4% of people older than 60 and 8%...

Enhancing Communication on Stroke Risks in AF

Atrial fibrillation (AF) affects an estimated 2.3 million Americans every year, increasing their risk of stroke by nearly five times that of individuals without AF. To assess general awareness of and attitudes toward the link...

Stroke & Atrial Fibrillation Risks Higher in RA

The incidence of atrial fibrillation and stroke appears to be higher for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) than the general population, according to a Danish study. Investigators noted that the findings suggest that these...

Managing Recent-Onset Atrial Fibrillation in the ED

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac rhythm disturbance. AF is a risk factor for ischemic stroke and heart failure, both of which represent significant public health problems. With an increasing...

Heart Rhythm 2012

Examining Criteria for ICD Primary Prevention Therapy The Particulars: Studies have suggested that nearly 25% of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) for primary prevention are implanted outside of evidence-based...

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