Harvard Heart Letter

Atrial fibrillation: The latest treatment trends

About one in six strokes can be traced to atrial fibrillation. Doctors now have newer and better options to lessen this risk. Close to one in 10 people ages 65 or older have atrial fibrillation (afib), the most common heart rhythm disorder. During a bout of afib, the usually rhythmic contractions of the heartís upper chambers (the atria) are replaced by an ineffectual quiver. While the symptoms, which include a racing heartbeat,…

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