A deeper understanding of AFib could lower risk

More than 2.5 million Americans are living with Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). AFib is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. What doctors and researchers currently understand about treating AFib stems mainly from whether a patient has been diagnosed with the condition or not. University of Minnesota […]

Job strain could be harming your heart

A-fib and consequences Demands-control model Link between job strain and A-fib Pattern ‘consistent’ with other data Individuals with high-strain jobs are more likely to develop atrial fibrillation, which is a common heartbeat disorder that can significantly raise the risk of stroke. People who have high-stress jobs — such as assembly line workers — may be […]