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Tag: Atrial Fibrillation

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Eating Protein May Ward Off Atrial Fibrillation In Women

New York: Women who ate slightly more than the recommended daily amount of protein were significantly less likely to develop atrial fibrillation (AFib), a dangerous heart rhythm disorder that can lead to stroke and heart failure, say researchers. “Women with the lowest protein intake — which was roughly equivalent to the current recommended daily amount […]

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Man Credits Apple Watch For Saving His Life

San Francisco: A 79-year-old veterinarian from Waco, Texas has credited the Apple Watch for saving his life, after the device’s heart rate monitor notified him of atrial fibrillation. Dr. Ray Emerson received a notification from his Apple Watch saying that it had noticed an irregular heartbeat, CBS Austin reported recently. The notification of an irregular […]

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This smartphone app can help detect irregular heart beat

London: Scientists have developed a smartphone application that can help in screening for atrial fibrillation — the most common heart rhythm disorder. The disorder leads to an irregular, often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow. It is also behind 20-30 per cent of all strokes and raises the risk of premature death, […]

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Over 150 genes linked to irregular heartbeat condition identified

New York: Scientists have used Big Data to identify more than 150 as-yet unknown genetic risk factors for atrial fibrillation, an advance that could potentially improve early detection and treatment. Atrial fibrillation — an irregular, often rapid heart rate affecting more than 30 million people worldwide — increases one’s risk for blood clots, stroke, heart […]

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Smoking raises lifetime risk of irregular heart rate

New York: Smoking and alcohol consumption increase lifetime risk of a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to a stroke, dementia, heart failure and other complications, a new study says. The results, published in the journal The BMJ, showed that that among individuals aged 55 years or older, the overall […]

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New mobile application can reduce stroke risk

London: Researchers have developed a new mobile application that can detect atrial fibrillation, a leading cause of stroke, and can timely prevent heart-related complications. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase the risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. Timely detection of atrial fibrillation is crucial for […]