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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia. An arrhythmia is a problem with the speed or rhythm of the heartbeat. A disorder in the heart’s electrical system causes AF and other types of arrhythmia. AF occurs when rapid, disorganized electrical signals in the heart’s two upper chambers, called the atria, cause them to contract very fast and irregularly (this is called fibrillation). As a result, blood pools in the atria and isn’t pumped completely into the heart’s two lower chambers, called the ventricles. When this happens, the heart’s upper and lower chambers don’t work together as they should. Often, people who have AF may not even feel symptoms. However, even when not noticed, AF can lead to an increased risk of stroke. In many patients, particularly when the rhythm is extremely rapid, AF can cause chest pain, heart attack, or heart failure. AF may occur rarely or every now and then, or it may become a persistent or permanent heart rhythm lasting for years.
New guidelines for management of a fast heartbeat released

New guidelines for management of a fast heartbeat released

Scientists unveil new molecular mechanisms leading to atrial fibrillation

Scientists unveil new molecular mechanisms leading to atrial fibrillation

Computer simulations may guide precise treatment of patients with persistent atrial fibrillation

Computer simulations may guide precise treatment of patients with persistent atrial fibrillation

Insomnia associated with increased risk of heart disease, stroke

Insomnia associated with increased risk of heart disease, stroke

New oral androgen deprivation therapy increases risk of death in cardiovascular patients

New oral androgen deprivation therapy increases risk of death in cardiovascular patients

Latest advances in cardiovascular medicine to be unveiled

Latest advances in cardiovascular medicine to be unveiled

Atrial fibrillation is common and incurable, but can be controlled

Atrial fibrillation is common and incurable, but can be controlled

AI helps detect atrial fibrillation cheaply and reliably

AI helps detect atrial fibrillation cheaply and reliably

'Tickle' therapy may slow down an important effect associated with aging

'Tickle' therapy may slow down an important effect associated with aging

Anti-arrhythmic agents linked to increased risk of falls

Anti-arrhythmic agents linked to increased risk of falls

Researchers discover new blood-borne marker for atrial damage

Researchers discover new blood-borne marker for atrial damage

Former NFL players may have greater risk of atrial fibrillation

Former NFL players may have greater risk of atrial fibrillation

Research opens possibility of developing single-dose gene therapy for inherited arrhythmias

Research opens possibility of developing single-dose gene therapy for inherited arrhythmias

New method improves detection of atrial fibrillation in stroke survivors

New method improves detection of atrial fibrillation in stroke survivors

More than 936 million people have sleep apnea, ResMed-led analysis reveals

More than 936 million people have sleep apnea, ResMed-led analysis reveals

New strategies for preventing and coping with rising burden of brain diseases

New strategies for preventing and coping with rising burden of brain diseases

Novel population-based approach to examine families where AF occurs with left atrial fibrosis

Novel population-based approach to examine families where AF occurs with left atrial fibrosis

Study finds no increase in deaths from cardiac arrests at the weekend

Study finds no increase in deaths from cardiac arrests at the weekend

ISPOR examines how real-world evidence can be improved with patient-provided information

ISPOR examines how real-world evidence can be improved with patient-provided information

New algorithm guides catheters to accurately locate atrial fibrillation sources

New algorithm guides catheters to accurately locate atrial fibrillation sources