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New Canadian Heart Monitor for Atrial Fibrillation to Prevent Strokes

February is Heart Month and atrial fibrillation is making headlines again. A year ago, I spoke with Dr. David Gladstone about his EMBRACE trial for a new device, the first 30-day cardiac monitor for stroke patients. The monitoring belt tracks heart rhythm data continuously for a complete month rather than the standard Holter-monitor 24-hour test, […]

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Designer Drugs for Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Three new game-changing anticoagulants have been developed for the prevention of strokes in people with atrial fibrillation. The new designer drugs dabigatran, rivaroxaban and apixaban offer significant benefits compared to decades-old warfarin, but there are some downsides to consider. More than 2.7 million Americans have atrial fibrillation today and an estimated 12 million may have […]

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