Tag: Rhythm Disorders
Atrial Fibrillation: New Guidelines To Prevent Stroke Risk
To reduce stroke risk in patients with Afib, the American Heart Association now recommends a newer class of anticoagulants, known as non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs).
An Introduction to Heart Rhythm Disorders
In an arrhythmia, abnormal electrical signals through the heart muscle may cause the heart to beat too fast (tachycardia), too slow (bradycardia), or irregularly. This introduction covers the various types of arrhythmias, symptoms, and treatment options.
The Long Journey to Heart Transplant
David Kenney, a resident of Arlington, Massachusetts, commutes on his bike eight miles to his office in Boston’s Back Bay year-round. In July, it was no different. Except this time, the 54-year-old was biking with a new heart.