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Maze Procedure For A-Fib

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Maze Procedure For A-Fib

The Maze Procedure is a surgical procedure performed to treat atrial fibrillation, a condition where your heart beats abnormally. Normally, your heart contracts and relaxes to a regular beat. Certain cells in your heart make electric signals that cause the heart to contract and pump blood. In atrial fibrillation (A-Fib), the heart’s two small upper…

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FDA Approves New Blood Thinners

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FDA Approves New Blood Thinners

Pradaxa and Xarelto, anticoagulant drugs that are used to treat blood clots and prevent stroke, have a brand new competitor. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just cleared the approval of Eliquis, a brand name for the generic drug apixaban. Eliquis received government-approved endorsements in both Japan and the European Union before earning…

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Are Women At High Risk For Atrial Fibrillation?

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Are Women At High Risk For Atrial Fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation is a condition of the heart which results from irregular beating of the heart. The heart has a regular rhythm which is important for the filling and emptying of its chambers in a timely manner which ensures that blood brought from the body is purified and send back to the body in a…

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