News tagged with irregular heartbeat

US emergency room visits for irregular heartbeat soar

Emergency room visits for atrial fibrillation have increased significantly in the United States—causing a major healthcare burden, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions ...

Nov 16, 2014
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Changes in one heart molecule lead to arrhythmia

(Medical Xpress) -- A University at Albany biologist and his research team have discovered that a tiny cardiac molecule may have major implications for understanding irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia. Haijun ...

Jun 20, 2011
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Arrhythmia drug may increase cancer risk

One of the most widely used medications to treat arrhythmias may increase the risk of developing cancer, especially in men and people exposed to high amounts of the drug. That is the conclusion of a new retrospective study ...

Apr 08, 2013
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Easy-to-use blood thinners likely to replace Coumadin

Within a few years, a new generation of easy-to-use blood-thinning drugs will likely replace Coumadin for patients with irregular heartbeats who are at risk for stroke, according to a journal article by Loyola University ...

Feb 06, 2012
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