Smokers up to 45% more likely to suffer from irregular heart beats

Researchers from  Imperial College London found that for every 10 cigarettes smoked a day, the risk of suffering from atrial fibrillation, which is a cause of stroke, increases by 14 per cent.
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GP prescribing of anticoagulants for the treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation and a high risk of stroke more than doubled between 2000 and 2016, from 35.4% to 75.5%, according to research published in July 2018.
Source: The Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
MONDAY, July 16, 2018 -- The more you smoke, the greater your chances of developing a common heart rhythm disorder that increases your risk of stroke and early death, researchers say. " If you smoke, stop smoking, and if you don't smoke, don't...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Non valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) is highly prevalent among chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients in whom it portends increased risk for subsequent stroke or systemic thromboembolic events. For these high risk patients oral anticoagulation is recommended, after proper assessment of both thromboembolic and bleeding risk is accurately ascertained.However, current NVAF risk scores are inadequate for use in CKD subjects, since they do not take into account the occurrence and the degree of renal function impairment.
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: The present study strongly showed that lower GFR is an independently predictor of HT; in addition, large infarct volume, AF, and HA are also important risks of HT for AIS patients without TT, which offered a practical information that risk factors should be paid attention or eliminated to prevent HT for stroke patients though the level of evidence seems to be unstable. PMID: 29998881 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
PMID: 30006942 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Clin Pharmacol Ther Source Type: research
Response to: "Enlisting Emergency Medicine Clinicians to Help Reduce Strokes in High-Risk Patients With Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter". Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2018 Jul 14;: Authors: Hsu JC, Freeman JV PMID: 30006932 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Clin Pharmacol Ther Source Type: research
Researchers from  Imperial College London found that for every 10 cigarettes smoked a day, the risk of suffering from atrial fibrillation, which is a cause of stroke, increases by 14 per cent.
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Publication date: Available online 12 July 2018Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Tarek Zghaib, Saman NazarianAbstractRecent advances in cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging acquisition techniques have enabled the visualization of thin atrial myocardium with high temporal and spatial resolution and have the potential to shift atrial fibrillation (AF) management paradigms. Late gadolinium-enhancement (LGE) CMR can non-invasively identify atrial arrhythmogenic scar substrates and has been shown to spatially correlate with low-voltage areas. Immediately post-ablation, a combination of native T1-weighted, LGE...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Researchers from  Imperial College London found that for every 10 cigarettes smoked a day, the risk of suffering from atrial fibrillation, which is a cause of stroke, increases by 14 per cent.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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