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  1. New Blood Thinner Prevents Strokes in Heart Patients

    Aug. 10, 2011 -- The newly approved drug Xarelto appears to prevent strokes at least as well as the standard treatment warfarin in people who have a heart condition that puts them at high risk for blood clots, a study shows. Xarelto was approved by the FDA in July to prevent dangerous blood clots in

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  2. Atrial Fibrillation Raises Death Risk for Middle-Aged Women

    May 24, 2011 -- Otherwise healthy middle-aged women newly diagnosed with a heart rhythm problem known as atrial fibrillation are at increased risk of premature death, a study shows. The study is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Many studies have found older people with a

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  3. Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Costs, Hospitalizations Mount

    May 3, 2011 -- People with atrial fibrillation, a common type of abnormal heart rhythm, are hospitalized twice as often as people without the condition, and costs of treatment are high, a new study suggests. Not only are people with atrial fibrillation hospitalized more often, they have three times

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  4. Atrial Fibrillation May Have Link to Dementia

    March 7, 2011 -- An irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation may raise the risk of dementia among stroke survivors, according to a new study. The study shows that among people who had survived a stroke, those with atrial fibrillation were 2.4 times more likely to develop dementia than those

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  5. New Drug Helps Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

    Feb. 10, 2011 (Los Angeles) -- The experimental anti-clotting drug apixaban beat aspirin at preventing dangerous blood clots or strokes in people with the abnormal heart rhythm atrial fibrillation, according to final results of the so-called AVERROES trial. The late-stage phase III study was stopped

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  6. Anticlotting Drug May Be Alternate to Warfarin

    Nov. 15, 2010 (Chicago) -- The experimental anticlotting pill Xarelto works at least as well as standard warfarin at preventing stroke and blood clots in people with irregular heart rhythms from atrial fibrillation, researchers report. The rate of major brain bleeds, a key concern, was lower among p

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  7. New Atrial Fibrillation Drug Pradaxa Approved

    Oct. 20, 2010 -The FDA has approved Pradaxa, a new drug to prevent blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation. In a clinical trial, patients on Pradaxa had fewer strokes than those on warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven). "People with atrial fibrillation are at a higher risk of developing blood clots

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  8. Study: Ablation Beats Drugs for Atrial Fibrillation

    Jan. 26, 2010 -- Treating the common heart rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation by destroying a small area of heart tissue using a catheter works dramatically better than drug treatments in many patients, a new study confirms. About 2.2 million Americans have the heart disorder, which occurs

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  9. Cheney's Abnormal Heart Rhythm Treated

    Oct. 15, 2008 -- Vice President Dick Cheney underwent an outpatient procedure today to treat a recurrence of atrial fibrillation, an abnormal heart rhythm involving the upper chambers of the heart. The procedure "went smoothly and without complication," according to a statement issued by Megan Mitch

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  10. Atrial Fibrillation Stroke 'Tragedy'

    Aug. 28, 2008 -- Far too many people with atrial fibrillation, an abnormal heart rhythm, suffer preventable strokes, a University of Toronto study suggests. The "tragedy" is that Coumadin, an inexpensive blood thinner, could prevent about half of these strokes, yet few high-risk patients get proper

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