Category archive

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation, Stroke and Colder Temperatures

Compared to summer, the risk of ischaemic stroke increased by 10% in spring and 19% in winter. Highlights Cold Weather and Stroke Risk from Atrial Fibrillation Until now it was unclear whether the risk of ischaemic stroke was higher in AF patients during cool seasons or on days with a lower temperature; The study investigated this issue in 28 ,559 new-onset AF patients from the “National Health Insurance Research Database” inTaiwan during 2000 to 2011. The risk of ischaemic stroke was… Keep Reading

beethoven-music-atrial-fibrillation-heartcurrents

Beethoven, the Heart and Arrhytmias

In highly charged passages of certain pieces, the possibility of cardiac arrhythmia can lend a quite physical aspect to one’s interpretation of the music in question. These passages can seem, in an unexpectedly literal sense, to be heartfelt. Highlights Whether or not music stirs inside, each of us bears a living metronome at our core.   The human heart quietly marks the rhythm of our lives. A new study focusing on the music of Ludwig van Beethoven treats shifting musical rhythms… Keep Reading

Alchohol-consumption-atrial-fibrillation

Alcohol Consumption and the Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

In a meta-analysis of all studies, we observed a linear dose-response relationship between alcohol consumption and AF risk, with an overall 8% (6% to 10%) increase in AF risk per 1 drink/day increment in alcohol consumption.   DrJohnm.org July 16, 2014 Life overflows with choices And consequences. You can choose to smoke and then not be surprised to die a difficult death from cancer. You can choose to eat more calories than you burn and then buy bigger belts. You… Keep Reading

atrial-fibrillation-strokes-blood-thinners-heartcurrents

Atrial Fibrillation, Strokes and Blood Thinners

  On average, people with AFib are 5 times more likely to suffer a stroke than those with a normal heartbeat CardioSmart      American College of Cardiology Understanding Risks of Stroke and Blood Thinners If you have atrial fibrillation (AFib), your heart beats irregularly. As a result, your heart has a harder time pumping blood out and to the body. When this happens, blood can pool in the heart and form clots. If a blood clot travels through the… Keep Reading

Go to Top