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Effects of Yoga in Patients with Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation

Yoga with light movements and deep breathing may lead to improved quality of life, lower blood pressure and lower heart rate in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.   From European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing –March 14, 2016 –Maria Wahlstgron, Monica Karlsson, Jorgen Medin — Background Patients with atrial fibrillation often have an impaired quality of life (QoL). Practising yoga may decrease stress and have positive effects on mental and physical health. The aim of this study was to investigate whether… Keep Reading

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Low Serum Magnesium and Atrial Fibrillation

Low serum magnesium is moderately associated with the development of AF in individuals without cardiovascular disease.  Circulation: November 12, 2012 Abstract Background—Low serum magnesium has been linked to increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) following cardiac surgery. It is unknown whether hypomagnesemia predisposes to AF in the community. Methods and Results We studied 3,530 participants (mean age, 44 years; 52% women) from the Framingham Offspring Study who attended a routine examination, and were free of AF and cardiovascular disease. We used… Keep Reading

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Losing Weight Substantially Reduces Atrial Fibrillation

 After an average of four years, 45 percent of patients who lost 10 percent or more of their body weight and 22 percent of patients who lost 3 to 9 percent of their weight achieved freedom from atrial fibrillation symptoms without the use of any atrial fibrillation surgery or medication.     from American Heart Association News March 15, 1015 Obese patients with atrial fibrillation who lost at least 10 percent of their body weight were six times more likely… Keep Reading

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Xarelto Approved for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (2011)

Source: www.stopafib.org Xarelto Approved by the FDA for Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention November 4, 2011 By Mellanie True Hills Summary: The FDA has approved a second alternative to warfarin, Xarelto (rivaroxaban), for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Xarelto (rivaroxaban) to reduce stroke risk in those who have non-valvular atrial fibrillation (afib that is not related to heart valve problems). Xarelto becomes the second oral alternative to warfarin and is considered a good… Keep Reading

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Long Working Hours as a Risk Factor for Atrial Fibrillation

Abstract Aims Studies suggest that people who work long hours are at increased risk of stroke, but the association of long working hours with atrial fibrillation, the most common cardiac arrhythmia and a risk factor for stroke, is unknown. We examined the risk of atrial fibrillation in individuals working long hours (≥55 per week) and those working standard 35–40 h/week. Conclusion Individuals who worked long hours were more likely to develop atrial fibrillation than those working standard hours. Methods and results… Keep Reading

Cleveland Clinic: The Big Six Heart Medications

The Big 6 Heart Medications Physicians today have an arsenal of medications they can prescribe to help their patients in the battle against heart disease. If you are a heart patient, you can expect to be taking one or more of these highly effective medications. As a heart patient, it’s important to understand what each medication does and how to use them safely, often in combination. When used appropriately and according to the proper prescription, these medications extend both quantity… Keep Reading

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