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New blood thinners better than warfarin for atrial fibrillation

(Reuters Health) – Patients with atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder, should take newer blood thinners to prevent stroke instead of the old standby drug warfarin, U.S. doctors recommend. Atrial fibrillation patients have up to seven times the stroke risk of people without the disorder. “Stroke due to atrial fibrillation tends to be quite… Read More »

Moderate Drinking Is A Risk Factor For Atrial Fibrillation (STUDY)

Alcohol use is common nowadays, and excessive usage among individuals continues to be high. Excessive drinking is a recognized atrial fibrillation risk factor, and now researchers have shown that mild and moderate consumption is a modifiable risk factor of significance for atrial fibrillation. They demonstrated that regular and moderate consumption of alcohol averaging 14 glasses… Read More »