Atrial Fibrillation 
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Women with Atrial Fibrillation at Higher Risk for Death and Cardiovascular Disease
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.
Patients with atrial fibrillation do significantly better when catheter ablation is done quickly, Cleveland Clinic researchers found.
Analysis of health records and questionnaire results from heart failure patients indicates a significant link between permanent atrial fibrillation and cognitive impairment among such patients.
Analysis of records from nearly 100,000 British patients indicates that gout is significantly associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, both at the time of initial diagnosis and also going forward.
Resuming treatment of oral anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation who experienced gastrointestinal bleeding led to a higher risk of more bleeding, but better outcomes overall, Danish researchers found.

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