Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Cardiac Arrhythmia Linked to Strokes After Age 75

Almost half of patients greater than 75 y.o. who suffered strokes also had atrial fibrillation (AF). Patients with AF should be treated with anticoagulants to prevent blood clots. Thus beginning at age 75, patients should be considered higher risk and screened with physical exams and possible EKGs. Sometimes patients with AF can be treated effectively with natural products such as nattokinase and fish oils instead of the riskier drugs such as Coumadin and Plavix. See Drs. Jacob Haft and Louis Teichholz at the Hackensack (NJ) University Medical Center, presented by poster at the International Stroke Conference, 2012. www.healthcelebration.com

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