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Atrial Fibrillation: MicroRNA Levels Could be Precursor
Elite runners tend to develop atrial fibrillation Could that be because of increased levels of microRNA as the heart tries to cope with the stress? A German team found intriguing findings in marathon runners.
The Latino community is one of the fastest growing in the country and also faces its own unique set of health concerns. Finding ways to help patients today can help improve the health of generations to come.
Despite decades of clinical advice that caffeine is bad for the heart, there has been little actual study of its effects. A California team said moderate consumption does not affect the performance of the heart or trigger arrhthymias.
When it comes to heart health, millions of Americans who have been labeled obese or overweight aren’t in such bad shape after all, according California researchers.
A meta-analysis of data concludes that atrial fibrillation is a greater risk factor for stroke, cardiovascular disease, and death in women than it is in men.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and atrial fibrillation often occur in the same patient. Managing both conditions appropriately improves outcomes, a study found.
A new retrospective analysis indicates that the interval between the diagnosis of persistent atrial fibrillation and the use of catheter ablation is inversely related to the procedure’s chance of long-term success.
Findings show heart disease patients may benefit from maintaining positive emotions.
Social media is a continuation of (or surrogate for) surgery’s frequent morbidity and mortality conferences. Surgery as a specialty thrives on discussion and comparison.

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