Tag Archives: AFib

AI may detect AFib in just 10 seconds

Millions of Americans live with the potentially dangerous condition called atrial fibrillation (AFib), but many may never get diagnosed. Dr. Vinay Mehta, medical director of cardiac electrophysiology at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin, said someone with atrial fibrillation can experience symptoms of the condition at irregular times. It could happen at night one day and… Read More »

ACC: BMS, Pfizer's Eliquis tops warfarin in high-risk Afib subgroup

Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb’s next-gen anticoagulant Eliquis has been stealing warfarin market share for years, but that doesn’t mean it’s slowing down. The drug now has new data showing it’s the safer option for a tough-to-treat group of atrial fibrillation patients. The companies pitted Eliquis against Vitamin K antagonists, such as warfarin, in certain Afib… Read More »

Too Much Salt Might Help Spur A-Fib

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A high-salt diet could raise your risk for a common heart rhythm disorder, new research suggests. Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots or other complications. It affects millions of people worldwide and puts them… Read More »

E-Alerts Dramatically Cut Heart Attack Rate for People Hospitalized With A-Fib

Print this page SUNDAY, Nov. 11, 2018 — A simple pop-up alert on a computer screen could help save the brains and hearts of many hospital-bound people with an irregular heartbeat, a new clinical trial reveals. Rates for heart attack and stroke plunged by close to 90 percent in people helped by the new program,… Read More »