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Reduce AFib, Prevent Heart Failure

Women with atrial fibrillation had a nine-fold increase in risk for heart failure. CardioSmart –Aug 23, 2017– Patients with AFib Can Prevent Heart Failure with a Few Key Choices Preventing four modifiable risk factors helps patients with atrial fibrillation reduce risk for heart failure. Individuals with an abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation can help prevent heart failure with a few simple steps, based on a recent study published in JACC: Heart Failure. Heart failure, which occurs when the heart… Keep Reading

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When AFib Changes Your World

People who experience AFib describe it in a wide range of ways – a painful thumping in the chest, a racing heart that leaves them gasping for air, a fluttering in the chest. Some feel dizzy or nauseated. Anerican Heart Association News –February 1, 2018– More than a heart flutter: What happens when AFib changes your world? Spencer Moseley is not the type of person you’d expect to have a heart problem. A dedicated runner with 50 marathons under his… Keep Reading

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Is Xarelto Safe?

Xarelto works by preventing an enzyme called factor Xa, which is a critical component of the series of biological responses that cause clotting.   ConsumerSafety.org Curtis Weyant   What Is Xarelto? Xarelto is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) drug often used to prevent and treat certain types of blood clots, typically after lower-body joint replacement surgery, but it has also been prescribed for people with atrial fibrillation. Developed and marketed by Janssen, a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, Xarelto… Keep Reading

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Information About Warfarin

Prior to its clinical application in the early 1950s, warfarin was used as a pesticide to kill rats and mice. It is still used for this purpose today. Despite its evolution, patients are all too aware of and concerned about warfarin’s origins. The Conversation Academic rigor, journalistic flair March 23, 2016 Warfarin is a blood thinner that has been used for more than 60 years to prevent the formation of clots and strokes. It is most commonly prescribed for people… Keep Reading

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Possible Dangers of Warfarin

Because it’s so easy to get wrong, Coumadin is the most dangerous drug in America. Rod Baird, president of Geriatric Practice Management,   The Washington Post — Charles Ornstein | –July 12, 2015– Popular blood thinner causing deaths, injuries in nursing homes   Lorna Finch lost her father, Loren Peters, right, when staff at his nursing home did not oversee his Coumadin correctly, regulators found. Her mother, Arleta Peters, left, died three weeks afterward. When Loren Peters arrived in the… Keep Reading

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Chocolate Intake and Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Participants with higher levels of chocolate intake had a lower rate of clinically apparent incident AF or flutter. BMJ Journals — Volume 103, Issue 15 Chocolate intake and risk of clinically apparent atrial fibrillation: the Danish Diet, Cancer, and Health Study Elizabeth Mostofsky, Martin Berg Johansen, Anne Tjønneland Harpreet S Chahal, Murray A Mittleman, Kim Overvad Abstract Objective To evaluate the association between chocolate intake and incident clinically apparent atrial fibrillation or flutter (AF). Methods The Danish Diet, Cancer, and Health… Keep Reading

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