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Special MRI scan could identify stroke risk in people with atrial fibrillation

Posted April 28, 2015, 3:30 pm Howard LeWine, M.D., Chief Medical Editor, Internet Publishing, Harvard Health Publications Atrial fibrillation is a heart rhythm disorder that affects millions of people. It can make you feel lousy. Even worse, it can cause potentially disabling or deadly strokes. A special MRI scan may — I stress the “may” — help identify people with atrial fibrillation who are at high risk of having a stroke. This could help…

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