Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Atrial Fibrillation Increasing in Incidence

This week, a new article will be published in Circulation regarding the increased incidence of atrial fibrillation, an irregular rhythm disturbance that effects the upper chambers (atria) of the heart, and accounts for 15% of strokes in men and women each year. The cause? Noone is quite sure, but the authors conject that the increased weight of Americans might play a role.

But as we begin the celebration of the fourth of July, another article (Reuters) reminds us it's never too late to get our act together, live right, eat right, excercise, quit smoking, moderate drinking and reap the benefits to our health.

Have a great 4th of July. God bless this great country!


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