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  • Sweet Therapy: Chocolate May Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat

    05/23/2017 10:09:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    Live Science ^ | May 23, 2017 | Cari Nierenberg
    Eating chocolate has been linked with a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, and now a new study from Denmark suggests that regular consumption of the treat may help to prevent the development of atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat. Researchers found that adults in the study who ate chocolate at least once a month — or more frequently than that — had rates of atrial fibrillation that were 10 to 20 percent lower than those who ate chocolate less than once a month, according to the findings published today (May 23) in the journal Heart
  • Ablation treatment for AFib(Vanity)

    03/24/2012 6:02:18 PM PDT · by calex59 · 73 replies · 3+ views
    calex59 | 3/24/2012 | calex59
    Has anyone had, or knows someone who has had, ablation treatment for Afib?
  • Excessive Vitamin D Intake May Elevate A Fib Risk

    02/04/2012 12:51:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Family Practice News ^ | 11/29/11 | MITCHEL L. ZOLER
    ORLANDO – People with an excessive blood level of vitamin D from overdosing with supplements had a 2.5-fold increased incidence of atrial fibrillation(A Fib), based on a study of 132,000 residents of Utah and southeastern Idaho. The finding "suggests the need for caution with vitamin D supplementation and the need for careful assessment of serum levels if high doses [of vitamin D] are used," Megan B. Smith said at the annual scientific sessions of the American Heart Association. The finding also suggests that patients identified with new-onset atrial fibrillation should be evaluated for a possible extremely high vitamin D level,...
  • Anybody Else Here With AFib (Atrial Fibrillation)?

    07/21/2011 6:52:00 PM PDT · by Focault's Pendulum · 69 replies
    I was diagnosed in May this year with A Fib. For those of you who do not know, that is a sometimes rapid and irregular heart beat.I'm on a beta blocker,and a blood thinner also to control my blood pressure.If you have it you know the symptoms. Lately I've been getting dizzy and a prickly feeling on my upper back if I get up too fast. (Yeah I know the joke line...get up slowly)My Doctor has just seen appropriate to up my meds slightly. Most of the time I feel great. But I've been having days like crap. I sometimes...
  • Doctors Test Implant to Block Strokes

    11/28/2006 1:17:18 AM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies · 320+ views ^ | Nov 27, 2006 | LAURAN NEERGAARD
    AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON -- At least 120,000 Americans a year suffer strokes because of a common irregular heartbeat -- one that's on the rise, hard to treat and can shoot deadly blood clots straight to the brain. Now doctors are experimenting with a new way to prevent those brain attacks: a tiny device that seals off a little section of the jiggling heart where the clots form. If it works -- and a major study is under way -- the Watchman device might provide long-needed protection for thousands of people with atrial fibrillation, whose main hope now is a...