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Irregular Heartbeat Before Surgery May Raise Stroke Risk
Being hospitalized for surgery is enough to make the heart race. And new research suggests an abnormal heartbeat prior to surgery may raise the risk of stroke.
Faster Atrial Fibrillation Treatments Had Better Outcomes
A sudden change in heart rhythm is a scary and serious condition that can predict life-threatening illnesses like heart failure and stroke. But immediate treatment may decrease risks for those illnesses.
Too Much Exercise May Be a Bad Thing
Cardiovascular exercise like running or walking has a number of health benefits. But too much exercise may be unhealthy, especially after a heart attack.
Air Pollution Slightly Set the Heart Offbeat
Air pollution has been linked to a wide range of health problems, but it's not always clear what's directly related to specific air pollution measures.
Overdosing on Exercise
Exercise is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle. But for some people, it appears there is such thing as too much exercise.
GI Bleeding Higher in Pradaxa vs. Warfarin
The prescription blood-thinners Pradaxa (dabigatran) and warfarin aim to reduce stroke and other cardiovascular disorders, but like most medications, they do carry some risks.
FDA Compares Risks of Pradaxa and Warfarin
FDA research has taken a closer look at the risks of two medications commonly used to lower the risk for stroke and blood clots.
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.
Benefits of Regular Physical Activity
There are many health benefits to being a physically active person. Here’s a list from what you might gain from developing an exercise routine.
Beer: The Health Benefits and Consequences
Many Americans enjoy their alcohol, spending close to $99 billion every year on beer alone. Here’s a list of potential health benefits and consequences of beer consumption.