Tag Archives: atrial fibrillation

Pharmacists step up in a heartbeat

Australian pharmacists are stepping out in a nationwide campaign to identify Australians with a condition that increases their risk of stroke five-fold. Hearts4Heart, an organisation supporting Australians with heart arrhythmia, created the campaign in which more than 25 pharmacies across Australia have been invited to team up and offer free …

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Men living alone have problems taking Warfarin

Men living alone have more difficulty taking the blood thinning drug Warfarin than women, according to research presented this week at the 2019 World Congress of Cardiology. Dr Anders Bonde from Gentofte University Hospital in Copenhagen said the study suggests men are more dependent on their partner than women when …

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AF leading cause of CV hospitalisation

Atrial fibrillation (AF), the irregular, rapid heart rate that can cause heart palpitations, fatigue, shortness of breath and death, has overtaken heart failure and heart attacks as the leading cause of cardiovascular (CV) hospitalisation, a South Australian study has found. Researchers analysed data collected over two decades by the Australian …

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AF guidelines out

Australia’s first guidelines for the diagnosis and management of adult patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) have been released by the Heart Foundation and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand. The Foundation’s Chief Medical Adviser, cardiologist Professor Garry Jennings, says the guidelines are aimed at having a significant impact …

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