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September 17, 2005

More Implanted Heart Defribrillators Failing

The number of implanted heart defibrillators that fail is increasing as they become more sophisticated, a trend that government officials said yesterday is worrisome but difficult to stop. (Washington Post)

September 15, 2005

Drinking Linked to Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

Men who down seven or more drinks a day have a significantly increased risk of atrial fibrillation, the irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke, a study finds. (Forbes.com)

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December 01, 2004

Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

Researchers have found that a relatively new procedure called catheter ablation was effective in restoring a normal heart rhythm in 78% of patients with heart failure and irregular heartbeat and 84% of patients that received it for irregular heartbeat alone.

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