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New high-tech device can help atrial fibrillation sufferers

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 15:35

Doctors at Loyola University Medical Center in Illinois, have used a new high-tech catheter device that can improve outcomes of patients treated for atrial fibrillation, the most common irregular heartbeat.

Healthy? Check heart rhythm to avoid stroke

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 20:41

It is no longer uncommon to see young and apparently healthy people getting a stroke -- and the cause may well be a heart rhythm disorder.

Small vessel changes in eye early sign of risky heart rhythm

Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 19:02

People with damage in the small blood vessels of the retina and kidneys are at increased risk to develop the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm, a new study has warned.

Red wine compound may help treat common heart condition

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 15:29

Resveratrol - a compound found in red wine and nuts - can be used to develop new drugs to treat a common heart condition, scientists have found.

Abnormal heartbeat linked to faster cognitive decline

Last Updated: Monday, June 10, 2013, 14:51

A new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health has found that an abnormal heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation, is associated with faster cognitive decline.

Keep teeth clean to ward off stroke risk

Last Updated: Saturday, April 06, 2013, 12:45

Regular dental hygiene visits and taking preventive measures to maintain good oral hygiene can help prevent conditions that can lead to a stroke, research has revealed.

Caffeine may trigger irregular heartbeat

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 17:08

Half of people with atrial fibrillation (AF), a condition characterised by irregular heartbeat, say that foods and drinks exacerbate their symptoms, and caffeine is among the most common.

Genes provide clues to gender disparity in human heart

Last Updated: Sunday, January 27, 2013, 12:10

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have found new genetic differences in hearts with disease.

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