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Atrial Fibrillation

When managing patients with atrial fibrillation, internists use antiarrthymic strategies that significantly differ from those utilized by cardiologists, though both types of physicians similarly diverge from treatment guidelines.
Many patients with multiple sclerosis have numerous comorbid chronic conditions that worsen mental health and increase mortality.
New research on the link between antihypertensive medications and atrial fibrillation suggests diuretics may trigger new cases of the condition, while angiotensin-converting enzymes may protect against it.
Preliminary research suggests that optogenetics could eventually replace electric shocks in the treatment of atrial fibrillation.
When patients with diabetes or metabolic syndrome experience acute cardiac events, the subject of stents often arises.
Two randomized controlled studies have found that continuous monitoring of patients after cryptogenic strokes can detect several times as many cases of atrial fibrillation as conventional monitoring.
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