Atrial Fibrillation

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Atrial fibrillation and dementia

NICE guidance: the management of atrial fibrillation

We look at the NICE guidelines on the care and support that should be given to those living with atrial fibrillation.

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Blood test

A simple blood test could identify atrial fibrillation

A group of researchers have identified twelve genetic variants in the human genome that raise the possibility of atrial fibrillation.

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aspirin

Doctors told not to prescribe aspirin for common heart condition

New draft guidelines from NICE are to recommend blood-thinners other than aspirin for patients with atrial fibrillation

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Air pollution

Air pollution linked to irregular heartbeat and lung blood clots

"Air pollution is linked to increased risk of developing an irregular heartbeat and blood clots in the lung," BBC News reports.

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HealthFriends

Painkiller use linked to irregular heartbeat

“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.

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HealthFriends

Intermittent atrial fibrillation – drugs or ablation therapy?

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.

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Atrial fibrillation and dementia

Links between atrial fibrillation and dementia

A recent collection of studies from the Annals of Internal Medicine has suggested that atrial fibrillation (AF) may cause cognitive impairment.

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