A recent innovation in heart rhythm monitoring has given neurologists and cardiologists a crucial new tool in detecting a potentially dangerous irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, or A-fib. A-fib, one of the leading causes of stroke, is a condition that leaves blood stagnating in the heart instead of being pumped through the body, forming … Continue reading Innovative heart device explores connection between A-fib and stroke
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of heart rhythm disorder in the United States and affects about 3 million Americans. It is a chaotic, abnormal rhythm of the upper chambers of the heart. The abnormal rhythm causes the heart to beat chaotically, which many patients find un-comforting. More concerning, atrial fibrillation can allow … Continue reading This heart rhythm disorder affects 3 million Americans: Are you at risk?
We hear a lot about heart attacks—from how to reduce your risk to recognizing the signs and symptoms. But that’s not the only thing that could be putting your heart in the line of fire. We’ll explain four other heart hazards to watch for and offer tips to help you avoid them. 1. Cardiomyopathy What … Continue reading Protecting yourself from 4 cardiac conditions