Men develop atrial fibrillation, about a decade earlier than women on average, and being overweight is a major risk factor, according to a large new study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Untreated atrial fibrillation increases the risk of heart-related death and is linked to a five times increased risk of stroke. In the new research, having the condition more than tripled a person’s risk of dying.
In this eLearning video we meet Dr Mark Abela who discussed the Aetiology and Epidemiology of Sudden Death, The role of screening in athletes and general population, lifestyle modification and methods of prevention, the local BEAT IT Project.
Findings of a new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings have potential implications for mechanisms as well as prevention of SCA
The slow and gentle movements of Tai Chi hold promise as an alternative exercise option for patients who decline traditional cardiac rehabilitation, according to preliminary research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
E-cigarettes should be promoted as a method of stopping smoking is the key message from the British Psychological Society report ‘Changing behaviour: Electronic cigarettes’ published this week. The new behaviour change briefing aims to provide guidance and education to those involved with smoking cessation.