Analysis of a dozen phase III trials indicates that patients with atrial fibrillation face significantly less risk of major, fatal, and intracranial bleeding if they take target-specific oral anticoagulants rather than vitamin K antagonists.
Cumulative years of regular endurance exercise are associated with an increased risk for atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, according to a study published in the Oct. 15 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) has released new guidelines designed to prevent the occurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in thousands of patients who undergo lung surgery in the United States each year.
Research from Denmark finds that people with diabetes are nearly twice as likely as non-diabetic people to develop atrial fibrillation.
High doses of fish oil supplements won't prevent recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF), Canadian researchers report. The study, funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Quebec, was published in the Oct. 7 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Researchers from upstate New York have developed software that can detect atrial fibrillation by analyzing video from ordinary webcams.