Atrial fibrillation (a-fib)—an irregular heart rhythm caused by abnormal electrical impulses in the heart—is known to dramatically increase the risk of strokes caused by blood clots that develop in the heart and travel to the brain. Untreated a-fib is also associated with higher risk for cognitive decline, dementia, and mood
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The sooner your persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) is treated with catheter ablation, the more likely it is that the procedure will help reduce complications of this common heart rhythm problem.
A Cleveland Clinic study published in the journal Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology found that among patients who have an ablation, those
Advances in treatments are helping people born with congenital heart disease live longer and with greater quality of life. But not all structural problems with the heart can be permanently fixed in childhood. In fact, many treatments that help get these patients into adulthood often need revisiting later in life.
Adults with Congenital Heart Disease Need Special Attention
Individuals born with heart problems are living longer these days, but they need to be especially mindful of potential changes in their conditions.
Advances in treatments are helping people born with congenital heart disease live longer and with greater quality of life. But
Recent warnings have surfaced about deleterious antidepressant side effects of miscarriages, birth defects and poor maternal health. Every woman of childbearing age (and their loved ones) should read this!