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    MRI May Help Gauge Stroke Risk in Those With AFib
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    atti_editor posted:
    "Special MRI scans of the heart can help spot people with atrial fibrillation -- a common heart rhythm disorder -- who are at high risk for stroke, a new study shows.

    The study also calls into question the mechanism linking atrial fibrillation with higher stroke risk, says a team reporting the findings April 27 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.


    The study revealed that a specific alteration in the function of the left atrium -- one of the heart's four chambers -- may be a sign of stroke risk."


    Read the article above for more information on the study and why experts are so intrigued.


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