Medical News Today: What is atrial fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation is a heart disease that leads to twitching and malfunction in the walls of the heart and irregular heart rhythm. This can cause a range of complications and can be fatal without treatment. Read on to learn about the symptoms and possible complications, as well as how to treat the condition.
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Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart rhythm. There are several types of atrial fibrillation, which have different impacts on health. Read on to learn more.
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Atrial fibrillation creates an irregular heart rhythm called arrhythmia. A doctor can use physical examination and machine testing to diagnose and treat this common heart disorder. Read on to learn more.
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CONCLUSIONS: AF dysregulates the expression of lncRNAs in the RA of RHD patients. These findings may be useful for exploring potential therapeutic treatments for AF in RHD patients. PMID: 30402860 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
Authors: Lee JY, Sunwoo JS, Kwon KY, Roh H, Ahn MY, Lee MH, Park BW, Hyon MS, Lee KB Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: It is controversial that decreased left ventricular function could predict poststroke outcomes. The purpose of this study is to elucidate whether left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) can predict cardiovascular events and mortality in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) without atrial fibrillation (AF) and coronary heart disease (CHD). METHODS: Transthoracic echocardiography was conducted consecutively in patients with AIS or transient ischemic attack at Soonchunhyang University Hospital between ...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research
A wealth of clinical and epidemiological evidence has linked obesity to a broad spectrum of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) including coronary heart disease, heart failure, hypertension, stroke, atrial fibrillation and sudden cardiac death. Obesity can increase CVD morbidity and mortality directly and indirectly. Direct effects are mediated by obesity-induced structural and functional adaptations of the cardiovascular system to accommodate excess body weight, as well as by adipokine effects on inflammation and vascular homeostasis.
Source: Metabolism - Clinical and Experimental - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
We examined ischemic stroke risk in patients without atrial fibrillation who underwent coronary angiography between 2004 and 2012. Patients were stratified according to presence or absence of CAD and further stratified by extent of CAD (0 vessel disease [VD], 1 VD, 2 VD, 3 VD, and diffuse VD).
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Publication date: September–October 2018Source: Indian Heart Journal, Volume 70, Issue 5Author(s): J.B. Sharma, Vikas Yadav, S. Mishra, A. Kriplani, Neerja Bhatla, Garima Kachhawa, Rajesh Kumari, Varnit ToshayanAbstractIntroductionMitral stenosis due to rheumatic heart disease is a common problem in India causing significant morbidity and mortality. We have compared the maternal and fetal outcome of women with severe mitral stenosis undergoing percutaneous balloon mitral valvotomy before or during pregnancy.MethodsA total of 24 women of severe rheumatic mitral stenosis who underwent balloon mitral valvotomy before pr...
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In this study data prospectively collected in Oncology Units were retrospectively evaluated. Among 4664 patients admitted for malignancy, 394 patients (8.4%) had documented AF (mean age of 74 ± 9) and AC was prescribed to 155 patients (40%). Neither the type of cancer, the stage of the disease (metastatic or not) nor the ongoing treatments were significantly associated with prescription of AC, which was independently associated with BMI (OR 1.10; CI 95% 1.03-1.17; p = .003), valvular heart disease (OR 3.76; CI95% 1.59-8.87; p = .002), and previous venous thromboembolism (OR 6.67; 95%CI 2.67-16.70; p 
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research
This study shows that some genetic changes linked to cancer are present in surprisingly large numbers of normal cells. We still have a long way to go to fully understand the implications of these new findings, but as cancer researchers, we can't underestimate the importance of studying healthy tissue." Early Onset of Menopause Correlates with Shorter Life Expectancy Aging is a phenomenon affecting all organs and systems throughout the body, driven by rising levels of molecular damage. The v...
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Today I'll point out the results from recent research into the intersection between exercise and aging. It is well known that undertaking physical activity correlates with a lower risk of mortality and age-related disease, and though the details vary by age, this relationship holds up all the way into late life. Even modest levels of activity, such as cleaning and gardening and walking, appear to have a sizable impact on health and mortality risk. When using human data researchers can typically only establish correlations between exercise and health, which leaves open the possibility that people who are more robust ...
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