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Atrial fibrillation: New marker for atrial damage discovered

Atrial fibrillation leads to a persistent irregular – often accelerated – heartbeat. While the condition is not life-threatening, if left untreated it can lead…

Novel technology may enable more efficient atrial fibrillation monitoring and detection

Despite increasing awareness about atrial fibrillation (AF), stroke continues to be the first manifestation of AF in some patients. Therefore, early detection…

Termination of lethal arrhythmia with light

Ventricular fibrillation! When the heart muscle races and no longer contracts in an orderly fashion, sudden death often follows due to the lack of blood…

AFNET and EHRA lay out roadmap to improve AF management

The 5th AFNET/EHRA consensus conference was convened with the focus on “Understanding and eliminating inequalities and barriers that prevent optimal treatment…

Mainz University Medical Center opens the first Atrial Fibrillation Unit in Germany

Nearly 1.8 million people in Germany suffer from atrial fibrillation. This is the most common and clinically significant form of heart rhythm disorder….

Monitoring Pulse After Stroke May Prevent a Second Stroke

“Screening pulse is the method of choice for checking for irregular heartbeat for people over age 65 who have never had a stroke. Our study shows it may be a…

First evidence for painless atrial fibrillation treatment

The first evidence for a shockless treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF) will be presented today at Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology (FCVB) 2014 in…

Neuro-degeneration as a result of disbalanced biochemical equilibrium

Anna von Mikecz, leader of the IUF group Influence of xenobiotics on the cell nucleus, focuses her research on the functional role of clumped, i.e. aggregated,…

Canadian Journal of Cardiology publishes new atrial fibrillation guidelines

The Canadian Journal of Cardiology has published a focused update to the Canadian Cardiovascular Society's atrial fibrillation guidelines. Atrial fibrillation…

Arrythmia associated with heart attacks linked to higher risk of death

“The findings suggest that we should take another look at how we've been assessing the importance and the impact of these episodes,” says Christopher Granger,…