Aug 27, 2023

Researchers develop new tool to reduce stroke risk

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Researchers at the University of East Anglia have developed a new way of identifying patients at risk of an irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation.

While not life threatening, the condition increases people’s risk of having a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or by up to five times.

A new study, published August 27 in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, reveals four specific factors that can predict which patients will have atrial fibrillation. These include older age, higher diastolic blood pressure and problems with both the coordination and function of the upper left chamber of the heart.

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