Atrial FibrillationInfo Center

Anti-Inflammatories Linked to Irregular Heartbeat

Among the most common medications taken for pain and inflammation are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs. But could they have unintended consequences for the heart?

New Pacemaker Avoids Wire Complications

Pacemakers are lifesaving devices, but the wires that go through the recipient's veins sometimes cause complications.

Warfarin Benefited AFib Patients With Kidney Disease

For those with atrial fibrillation, warfarin helps reduce stroke and heart attack risk. While some have questioned the safety of its use with kidney patients, the medication appears to improve outcomes.

Blood Thinners Recommended for AFib Patients

People with atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder, face a high likelihood of stroke. To reduce the risk, the American Academy of Neurology recommends taking anticoagulants.

Helping Hearts Hit the Right Beat

If left untreated, one kind of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation can result in blood clots, stroke or serious heart problems. Beyond taking a pill, there are other ways of trying to correct the problem.

MRI May Help Doctors Find Best A-fib Treatment

One common effect of atrial fibrillation is the buildup of scarring in parts of the heart. A new study looked at how a special MRI might evaluate that scarring to help determine the best treatment.

Even if Stroke Strikes, Rx May Reduce Damage

Stroke risk runs high for individuals with atrial fibrillation. Taking blood thinners, however, may not only lower this risk, it may reduce the likelihood of brain damage if stroke happens anyway.

Common Technique Spotted Heart Rhythm Risk

While risk of stroke or heart failure rises with atrial fibrillation (abnormal heartbeat), people with the condition may not show any symptoms. A simple monitor, however, may diagnose this common irregular heartbeat.

Edoxaban Effective for Treating Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is one of the most common heart rhythm disorders. Doctors are always looking for better ways to treat this common affliction, and edoxaban may be a promising alternative.

Eyes May Be Window to Heart Risk

High blood pressure can harm the vessels supplying blood to the retina. Small vessel changes in the eye — as well as the kidneys — may also signal increased likelihood of abnormal heart rhythm.