Exercise maintains heart rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation

A six-month exercise programme helps maintain normal heart rhythm and reduces the severity of symptoms in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to a study by researchers at the University of Adelaide, Australia. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a heart rhythm disorder that makes the heart beat rapidly and irregularly. The most common symptoms are palpitations, shortness of breath, light headedness, and fatigue, […]

FDA approves Amplatzer Amulet Device to treat people with atrial fibrillation at risk of stroke – Abbott

Abbott has announced that the FDA approved the company’s Amplatzer Amulet Left Atrial Appendage Occluder to treat people with atrial fibrillation (AFib) who are at risk of ischemic stroke. The device offers immediate closure of the left atrial appendage (LAA) – an area where blood clots can form in people suffering from AFib – reducing their risk of stroke and […]

Improved detection of atrial fibrillation could prevent disabling strokes

Improved detection of atrial fibrillation could prevent disabling strokes. A clinical trial examining the efficacy of two devices to monitor and detect atrial fibrillation (AF), or an irregular heartbeat, in ischemic stroke patients — one an implantable device that monitors over 12 months, the other an external device that monitors over a 30-day period — found the implantable device is […]