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Atrial Fib Ablation Live Discussion case by Dr. Wilber Su using Second Generation Cryoballoon

Live complete case of atrial fibrillation ablationby Dr. Wilber Su at Banner-University Medical Center in Phoenix Arizona with a group a observing experience electrophysiologist to learn and refine techniques of cryoballoon ablation. Live discussion and demonstration of the atrial fibrillation ablation. Complete atrial fibrillation using cryoballoon ablation second generation Arctic Front Advance. High-lighting the use […]

Catheter Ablation Animation Video

Educational video about the catheter ablation surgery. Here’s what happens when you are under…@#$%&@#!  I’am glad I was knocked cold!!  

Learn Before You Burn – Afib Information

Before you make any decisions about your fight with Atrial Fibrillation, Know your Foe… The doctors sometimes don’t speak our language and often rush to begin a treatment regimen without a thorough explanation of what you are up against. Atrial Fibrillation is a complex and frustratingly difficult to treat condition. This information product by Medifocus is […]

How Does Afib Happen Anyway?

Ever wonder how Afib works. Here is a simple video that shows just what happens during Atrial Fibrillation.

Steve’s Directory of Doctors and Medical Centers

Just a personal note if you need help with your afib and live close to Pensacola,FL  Go see Dr. Thabet Alsheikh of Cardiology Consultants.  He CURED my Atrial Fibrillation and it was the “permanent” kind.  It took three ablations but now I have my life back – Tell him Steve sent you…he’ll love that… Cardiology […]

Congratulations to A-Fib.com

For the second year, A-Fib.com has been named to the Healthline.com list of the ‘Best Atrial Fibrillation Blogs’. Atrial Fibrillation: Resources for Patients (A-Fib.com) is one of a dozen websites selected for special recognition by the Healthline.com Marketing Team. Of the twelve heart health websites, A-Fib.com is one of only four websites dedicated exclusively to Atrial Fibrillation patient education.

What is Atrial Fibrillation?

The Heart Rhythm Society has developed a video for patients and caregivers on Atrial Fibrillation.  Signs and Symptoms, AFib and Stroke, Treatment Options, Living with AFib and more. Personal patient stories and interviews with expert physicans and nurses.  

Getting Older – Know About Afib

As we age Atrial fibrillation becomes a possibility that bears watching, a whopping 3 to 5 million of us “Baby Boomer” generation aged and even younger will be affected.

Atrial Fibrillation made simple Part 1

Atrial fibrillation (AF or A-fib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart beat).

What is AF?

Atrial fibrillation (known as AF or Afib) is the most common heart rhythm disturbance in the world. It can affect adults of any age, but it is more common as people get older. Atrial fibrillation is not a life-threatening heart rhythm problem, but it increases chances of stroke five-fold. AF-related stroke can be more damaging, […]

Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Options–Dr. James Edgerton consults on Afib treatment with patient

In this video, cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. James Edgerton of The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano (Plano, TX) consults with an afib patient…

When should you get an Atrial Fibrillation Ablation?

Interesting presentation – BUT – In my opinion the risks of further heart damage or even heart failure posed bu staying in afib are NOT worth the risk.  Remember also Afib begets mere afib so do what is possible to get in normal sinus rhythm. This is an invasive therapy in which a variety of […]

Afib and Stroke – The Unknown Connection

Ever wonder why you read about seemingly healthy people suddenly having a debilitation stroke?  The reason may be a largely overlooked risk factor – Atrial Fibrillation. Like me, many fail to realize they have or are developing Afib, especially at first.  I though I was just “out of shape” until my doctor noticed the arrhythmia […]

Atrial Fibrillation So: Common It Could Happen to You

There are new developments in the management of atrial fibrillation, including pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments. New antiarrhythmic drugs and an…

How can the symptoms of atrial fibrillation be managed

Dr. Darryl Wells of the Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute talks about the stroke risk associated with atrial fibrillation and how that risk is dealt with. There are medications that thin the blood and reduce stroke risk. There are also medications used to manage the heart rate and the heart rhythm. For more about atrial […]

Atrial Fibrillation: Live Longer?Have a Catheter Ablation

Live Longer?Have a Catheter Ablation! By Steve S. Ryan, PhD, September 2014 Medical breakthrough news! In a 10-year study that followed over 3,000 A-Fib patients who had a successful catheter ablation, researchers found a 60% reduction in the expected rate of cardiovascular mortality.  

Atrial Fibrillation General Discussions 2nd ablation for atp

Now how could THIS happen? After a picture-book ablation in the beginning of June – absolutely no hitches, no bruises and no further AF ex…

Patient Story: Ablation procedure puts an end to atrial fibrillation

Guest post by Stephan Danik, MD Director of the Electrophysiology (EP) Lab at Mount Sinai St. Lukeâ??s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt When 61-year-old Franklin had his hip replaced three years ago, routine pre-operative work revealed that he had a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation (or AFib).

Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines New for 2014

New news about our old friend Atrial Fibrillation – Closing in on the cure…   Afib Treatment and Information Slideshow New treatment guidelines for atrial fibrillation http://www.webmd.boots.com/heart-disease/news/20140115/new-atrial-fibrillation-guidelines New guidelines on the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder, have been published in draft by the National Institute … New treatments […]

Anticoagulant Therapy after Successful A-Fib Catheter Ablation, Is it Right for Me?

Anticoagulant Therapy after Successful A-Fib Catheter Ablation: Is it Right for Me? by Steve S. Ryan, PhD I recently received an email from Pat T., a 66-year-old very active female who was in really bad shape when she had her A-Fib attacks. She’d had a successful catheter ablation and is now A-Fib free. She wrote: “…my […]

Heart Arrhythmia – The Electrophysiologist

Does your heart beat sometimes flutter, skip a beat, race too fast? It could be a sign of a heart rhythm disorder. In this video, Dr. Thabet Alsheikh, a board certified electrophysiologist with Cardiology Consultants and Baptist Health Care, joins host Jeff Nall with Council on Aging of West Florida to explain more about heart […]

Certain Rx Painkillers Tied to Higher AFib Risk

Although this study is only able to show an association between prescription NSAIDs and the risk for atrial fibrillation, lead researcher Dr. Bruno Stricker, a professor of pharmacoepidemiology at Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands …

Horses with Afib? – Be Ready must face heart scan…

Godolphin have reported Be Ready was suffering from an “atrial fibrillation” when he flopped as second-favourite in the Craven Stakes at Newmarket on Thursday.

Freezing the Heart to Heal the Heart

Atrial fibrillation causes the heart to contract in a very fast, irregular way. It affects about three million Americans and can lead to heart failure or stroke. Now — there’s a new treatment that literally freezes AFib away, when medications don’t work.

Pain Medication and Afib Risk

Popular pain relievers may increase the risk of atrial fibrillation â?? the most common cause of irregular heartbeat, The New York Times reported.