A 30-year-old woman is evaluated for management of new-onset atrial fibrillation. ... Which of the following is the most likely cause of this patient's atrial fibrillation?
Researchers have designed a risk score to help identify an individual's likelihood of developing atrial fibrillation, a Feb. ... Also, the younger a person was when heart failure or significant cardiac murmur developed, the greater the risk of atrial
A new indication for apixaban (Eliquis), to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation that is not caused by a heart valve problem. ... Safety and efficacy in patients with atrial fibrillation not caused by
Heavy drinking imposes significant risks for osteoporosis, many types of cancer, liver disease, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, stroke and multiple social and behavioral problems. ... Higher intake, they said, may be associated with lower risk of
Among 49 patients who completed the study, yoga reduced symptomatic atrial fibrillation episodes (3.8 /- 3 vs. ... 1.4 /- 2.0; P /- 0.001), asymptomatic atrial fibrillation episodes (0.12 /- 0.44 vs.
Nearly half of all embolic strokes are related to atrial fibrillation, accounting for about 100,000 strokes a year, he noted. ... Cardiologists used to tell all patients their stroke risk with untreated atrial fibrillation was roughly 5%, but the risk
There were more than 7,200 cases of atrial fibrillation among nearly 860,000 person-years of follow-up. ... The meta-analysis, which didn’t differentiate between types of alcohol, showed the risk for atrial fibrillation increased 8% with each
Treating sleep disorders can prevent other comorbid conditions that can lead to more severe sequelae, such as atrial fibrillation. ... Kuhlman. “By treating a patient's sleep apnea, for example, you may be able to better manage the atrial
devices to close the left atrial appendage (LAA) and prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Apixaban in patients with atrial fibrillation. N Engl J Med. 2011;364:806-17. ... Statin use is linked to lower risk of recurrent vascular events among ischemic stroke patients with atrial fibrillation.