Category Archives: Arrhythmia

Rapid heart beat or irregular heart beat

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Protect Diabetic Patients from Having Arrhythmia and Heart Attack

Diabetic patients who have experienced a heart attack may get protection from future irregular heart beats and fatal heart attacks by taking daily doses of omega-3 fatty acids (DHA,ALAand EPA).  In the study published in the journal of Diabetes Care, … Continue reading

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15 Minutes Exercise Improves Survival!

We were told by doctors that we need to exercise at least 30 minutes every day to keep our bodies healthy.  Now, a new study indicated only 15 minutes a day of moderate-intensity exercise might be enough!  The new study … Continue reading

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Pradaxa Is Effective in All Types of Atrial Fibrillation

A new subgroup analysis of the Randomized Evaluation of Long-Term Anticoagulant Therapy (RE-LY) trial Treatment indicated that the 150mg twice daily dose of dabigatran (Pradaxa) is equally safe and effective in patients with permanent, persistent, and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.  Dabigatran … Continue reading

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Yoga can Prevent Atrial Fibrillation from Recurring

Previously, we have mentioned that regular exercise can prevent atrial fibrillation and its associated complications such as heart failure.   Now, a new study, presented at the American College of Cardiology 2011 Scientific Sessions, suggested that taking a 45-minute yoga class … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation from Recurring Without Taking Medicine?

If you are taking anti-arrhythmic medicine such as amiodarone (Cordarone), flecainide (Tambocor), sotalol (Betapace) and propefanone (Rhythmol), but still experience episodes of atrial fibrillation, what can you do?  A new study published at the Journal of Electrical Cardiology 2011 suggested acupuncture … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation from Recurring?

Currently, there is no effective drug to treat atrial fibrillation (AF).  Even using the most potent drug, amiodarone, only 50% of the AF patients can have their sinus rhythm maintained for a year.  If you have been diagnosed with AF, … Continue reading

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The Who, When, How to Take and Store PRADAXA (dabigatran)

What is PRADAXA? PRADAXA is a medicine used to prevent stroke and blood clots in people who have a atrial fibrillation.  How to take PRADAXA? PRADAXA should be taken orally, twice daily, with or without food.  Swallow PRADAXA capsules whole. … Continue reading

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Diastolic BP Lower than 70 mm Hg Increases CV Risk in Diabetic Patients

If you are a type 2 diabetic, you might like to maintain your blood pressure below 140/70 mm Hg but keeping your diastolic blood pressure above 70mm Hg.  This can reduce your chance of having a heart attack, according to … Continue reading

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Pradaxa is as Effective as Lovenox in Preventing VTE-event in Patients Setting Undergoing Hip Surgery: RE-NOVATE 2 study

In a randomized trial that was reported at the 2010 Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA), the oral anticoagulant dabigatran (Pradaxa, Boehringer Ingelheim) was found to be as effective as subcutaneous enoxaparin (Lovenox, Sanofi-Aventis) in preventing venous thromboembolism (VTE) … Continue reading

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Pradaxa eliminates the need to monitor INR in Atrial Fibrillation patients

Good news for atrial fibrillation (AF) patients who require taking warfarin to prevent stroke.  It is well known that routine blood monitor and food interaction represent major hassles for patients taking warfrin. However, a new drug, Pradaxa (dabigatran), might be … Continue reading

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