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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

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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

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