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Predicting Atrial Fibrillation After CABG

Postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) occurs in 15% to 30% of patients who undergo isolated CABG. Patients who develop AF after these procedures are at risk for longer hospital stay, perioperative morbidity and mortality, and...

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%...

10 Atrial Fibrillation Facts That May Surprise You

September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. To help spread the word, StopAfib.org presents these 10 afib facts and figures, a few of which will probably surprise even some healthcare professionals:  1. Afib affects lots of...

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...

Updated Guidelines: Primary Stroke Prevention

In the February 1, 2011 issue of Stroke, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) released new guidelines for the primary prevention of stroke. The guideline reviews evidence on established and...

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