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atrial fibrillation

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.

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A ‘life changing’ innovation

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

Flu shot may guard against irregular heart rate

Vaccination associated with fewer cases of atrial fibrillation, but more research is needed.

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Spectrum saves Santa

A new procedure for atrial fibrillation aims to put this jolly elf back in his sleigh.

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Life after death

Joey Hirl passed through death's door, then turned around. His doctor and family consider it nothing short of a miracle.

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A fixer receives the fix of a lifetime

Heart valve replacement gives David Ten Brink a new lease on life.