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WINTER 2014 | VOLUME 61
F E AT U R E S T O R I E S
Q&A: Addressing Children’s
Poor Eating Habits
More Options Available to Treat Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) in
the United States, with more than 150,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Although
AF may produce a fast, irregular heartbeat that leads to palpitations, fatigue or
shortness of breath, many people are unaware they have the condition until faced
with serious health problems.
“Unfortunately, some patients only find out they have AF when they suffer a stroke, which is
five times more likely in patients with AF,” says Eric Buch, MD, director of the Specialized
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