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Silent Strokes Are A Risk Of Atrial Fibrillation

A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine has reported that silent strokes are a risk of Atrial Fibrillation.     In Atrial fibrillation, the upper chambers of the heart (the atria) beat out of coordination with the lower chambers (ventricles).The condition is characterized by an abnormal beating of the heart. These abnormal contractions allow blood to pool in…

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Controlling Atrial Fibrillation In 9 Steps

Come on in and let me show you the possibility of controlling atrial fibrillation in 9 steps. Atrial Fibrillation, an erratic heart rhythm, is a common side effect after cardiac surgery, especially after a Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG). Anything that interferes with the heart’s ability to do its job can cause a glitch in the heart’s normal rhythm. While Atrial…

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Brugada Syndrome – Because Men Need To Know These Things

Brugada Syndrome (pronounced “brew-GAH-dah”) is a potentially life-threatening, genetic disease with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death, and it affects men. Normally, each beat of your heart is triggered by an electrical impulse generated by special cells in the right upper chamber of your heart. Tiny pores, called channels, on each of these cells, direct the electrical activity, which…

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Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome takes place when an extra electrical pathway between your heart’s upper and lower chambers causes a fast heartbeat (tachycardia). This is a fairly rare condition which is present at birth (congenital) and is usually discovered by chance during a routine heart examination. These episodes aren’t normally life-threatening, but serious heart problems can occur. The correct treatment can…

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Premature Ventricular Contractions-Irregular Rhythms

Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVC’s) are the most common type of change in heart rhythms seen in children as well as adults. They are heartbeats that happen earlier than they should, interrupting the heart’s normal rhythm.  A PVC may feel like a skipped heartbeat or a flutter. While the cause of PVCs can’t be determined initially, the probability of having them can…

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Ventricular Fibrillation-A Life-Threatening Rhythm From Your Heart

Ventricular Fibrillation (called V-Fib) is the most life-threatening of the abnormal heart rhythms. With the lower chambers of your heart quivering (fibrillating), due to erratic signals, the heart is unable to pump any blood to the rest of your body. Ventricular Fibrillation causes your blood pressure to drop very quickly, cutting off blood supply to your vital organs, leading to…

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Atrial Flutter-An Irregular Rhythm From Upstairs

Atrial Flutter is another wayward heart rhythm originating from the Atria, the upper chambers of your heart. I call it an irregular rhythm from upstairs.   This human heart of ours likes to march to the beat of its own drummer. That’s not always a good thing. Atrial Flutter happens when there’s a glitch in the conduction system of your heart which…

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