Heart Arrhythmia: Are We Making Progress?

New drugs make managing a-fib easier, but half of patients at high risk for stroke don't get needed meds.

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 disorders such as depression and […]


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