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Atrial Fibrillation

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Bucks County Hospital Adopts High-Tech Treatment For Atrial Fibrillation

The procedure is called a cardiac ablation, and it is often used to treat patients with atrial fibrillation, or “A-fib,” the most common heart rhythm problem.

07/11/2014

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Common Irregular Heartbeat Could Cause Stroke

The problem with atrial fibrillation is that an irregular heartbeat can lead to a situation where clots can damage the brain and result in stroke.

12/06/2013

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Doylestown Hospital Using New Laser Techniques To Treat Heart A-Fib

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart rhythm which can cause blood clots, stroke, or even heart failure.

10/05/2012

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Don’t Ignore Irregular Heartbeat

When I tell my patients they have an irregular heartbeat I am often surprised by the fact that they say they knew that they had something wrong and could feel it but chose to ignore the problem. Don’t.

06/18/2012

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Alcohol Increases Women’s Irregular Heartbeats

A study of women age 40 and older found that those drinking two alcoholic beverages a day or more had a higher rate of atrial fibrillation than those drinking no alcohol.

10/13/2011

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