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We look at the NICE guidelines on the care and support that should be given to those living with atrial fibrillation.
A group of researchers have identified twelve genetic variants in the human genome that raise the possibility of atrial fibrillation.
New draft guidelines from NICE are to recommend blood-thinners other than aspirin for patients with atrial fibrillation
"Air pollution is linked to increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat and blood clots in the lung," BBC News reports.
“Painkillers used by millions of Britons have been linked to higher risk of an irregular heartbeat that could trigger a stroke,” the Mail Online reports.
A recent clinical trial has suggested that the effectiveness of both treatments is similar for young healthy patients, although the pros and cons may differ.