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The Importance of Home Monitoring AFib

Updated 11/15/17 Atrial Fibrillation, or Afib, is a common cardiac rhythm disturbance that increases in risk with advancing age and affects more than 3 million Americans every year. (Hague, 2014) As prevalent as Afib is, patients don’t seem to be

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Preexisting Conditions Proven Riskier with Atrial Fibrillation

The first clinical research case-study of its kind found that patients with heart failure (HF) to be more at risk of death if diagnosed with AF, the American Journal of Medicine reported. “Risk factors with the largest population attributable fractions

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Cardiac Care Post-Event

By Sydney Ellis Adapted from: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, WebMD, American Heart Association, WebMD

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Afib Impacts Healthcare Systems

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5 Ways to Enjoy Summer with Afib!

Whether you’re having fun in the sun at a faraway destination or trying to keep cool at home, safety is always a priority if you have atrial fibrillation.  Keep your Afib in check by following these helpful hints to ensure

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New “Pill in Pocket” Approach for Afib Treatment

A new study into treating atrial fibrillation by Dr. Francis Marchlinski and colleagues found that patient’s self-monitoring their cardiac rhythms through a smartphone app may be a promising new alternative to taking blood-thinning medication. The study had patients monitor their

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Personal Medical Technology Devices Usher in New World of Cardiac Care

Cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for men and women, is progressively being managed by new medical technology, specifically heart rhythm monitoring devices. These hand-held electrocardiogram (EKG) monitors are growing in the industry, allowing anyone to get results from

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Self monitoring for stress-free traveling

Traveling in general can be a stress inducing activities. Making deadlines, remembering to pack everything and reassuring everyone is having a good time can be difficult. Traveling with AFib is a whole other story. On top of the traveling stress,

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Afib monitoring devices comparison

This article is an informative comparison of heart rhythm monitor devices, not medical advice.  Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is an irregular heartbeat that often causes poor blood flow and increases risks of heart related illnesses such as stroke. Afib effects many

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Two Easy Steps for Reducing Stress When You Have Afib

Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is a condition that causes irregular heartbeats. This condition affects many Americans and can be triggered by things such as alcohol, fatigue and stress. Stress releases adrenaline into the body which can trigger Afib episodes and few

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