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atrial fibrillation

More than a fancy handstand

Yoga practitioners have long touted their craft as a path to optimal health for mind and body. Now researchers agree—there's a curious power to the downward dog.

Study: Cutting carbs may lead to a-fib

Electrolyte abnormalities, dehydration and inflammation are all potential side effects of low-carb diets—and they all create conditions that can lead to heart malfunctions.

Safe travels for troubled tickers

Knowing where to seek medical help on vacation can make all the difference when heart attack symptoms are at play.

A heart for thrill-seeking

Science has yet to support the notion that adrenaline-pumping activities like sky diving or roller coasters will somehow trigger a heart problem.

Stressed out at work? Your aFib risk may rise

Prolonged periods of unease and anxiety are likely to increase the risk of this heart condition.

Undiagnosed heart condition ‘AFib’ may be common

Continuous long-term monitoring led to diagnosis in 1 out of 3 high-risk adults.

Could chocolate guard against an irregular heartbeat?

13-year study finds lower odds for atrial fibrillation in people eating moderate amounts of the treat.

Here’s your wakeup call

Doctors warn of sleep apnea’s outsized role in aggravating—and in some cases creating—a host of ailments.

Irregular heartbeat may be deadly in crash

Atrial fibrillation associated with higher mortality, length of hospital stay and cost.

Patient Story

Young at heart

After narrowly escaping death, heart transplant patient Fred Nelis will swim competitively in the Transplant Games.

Patient Story

‘I got my life back’

Successful treatment for an irregular heartbeat inspired Terry Riggs to start running—and he doesn't plan to stop.

Patient Story

A ‘life changing’ innovation

When Lana Van Alstine refused to become a 'cardiac cripple,' her doctor found a way forward for her.

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