Study: Undiagnosed Heart Condition 'AFib' May Be Common
from HealthDay News
Many people at risk for atrial fibrillation probably do have the irregular heart rhythm but have not been diagnosed, a new study reports. Nearly 1 out of 3 patients in the study had undetected atrial fibrillation that was caught only through the use of long-term cardiac monitor implants, researchers say. Based on these results, it's likely there's probably a lot more undetected atrial fibrillation among seniors, said lead researcher James Reiffel, MD. He's a cardiologist and professor at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City.
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