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Take care when treating Afib

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Atrial fibrillation (also called AFib or AF) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.

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The Ins and Outs of hospitalization for Heart Failure

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The term “heart failure” often elicits a fearful response. It sounds disastrous, like a heart that stops beating all of a sudden. But that is called sudden cardiac arrest. Heart failure (HF) is the name given to a condition where an abnormal heart muscle is unable to keep up with its workload of pumping blood, oxygen and nutrients to the body. It is a chronic condition, but it can be managed and in today’s world, managed well.

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Rehab kit helps patients, caregivers navigate stroke recovery

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After a stroke, regaining the ability to string words into simple sentences or finally being able to return to work are milestones. In Austin, Texas, speech-language pathologists Shelley Adair and Shilpa Shamapant get to regularly witness such achievements.

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