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Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation; My Story

I talk about my experience with atrial fibrillation and catheter ablation. If you are thinking about having an ablation, you should watch this video.

Cryoablation For Atrial Fibrillation

Cryoablation for Atrial Fibrillation There is a slightly newer style ablation treatment for Atrial Fibrillation called Cryoablation. With Cryoablation, a supercooled catheter is used (cooled by nitrous oxide gas), and the tissue is frozen to -1060;°C. This provides the same result as radiofrequency ablation but does not carry the same risk of unwanted and sometimes […]

For Paroxysmal AF ablation faster, more successful with cryoballoon

Catheter ablation of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation was faster and more successful with a cryoballoon compared with radiofrequency ablation, according to findings from a single-center study presented at the Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Sessions. A combined approach had a higher success rate than either, but was not superior to the cryoballoon alone, and took much […]

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.

Afib Ablation – What to Expect…

Afib Ablations are scary!  Unfortunately some doctors are a little less than artful in explaining the procedure and what to expect.  My Electrophysiologist spoke with me about 5 minutes about the procedure and I don’t remember exactly what he said.  Long story short – this video might help you – it did me. Stingram  Cardiac […]

Rich Peverley – Condition Update

I predict he will be just fine.  Afib is not a condition that cannot be overcome, his procedure should be a cure.  Recovery is rapid and being off the meds will be a boost. Worked for me!  Good luck Rich. – Stingram Rich Peverley to have heart procedure, is out for the season Dallas Stars […]

Surgery vs. Drugs for Irregular Heartbeat

Take it from me drug treatment for Atrial Fibrillation will only buy you time.  Get your afib FIXED and try not to settle for anything less than sinus rhythm.  Remember Afib begets Afib – it will only get worse as you age. Atrial fibrillation is a condition where the heart’s normally precise electrical system goes […]

FDA Approves New Catheter For Treatment Of Atrial Fibrillation

The FDA has granted marketing approval for the Thermocool Smarttouch ablation catheter for use in patients with drug-resistant paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF), sustained monomorphic ischemic ventricular tachycardia and Type I atrial flutter. The …

Zapping Vein Tops Drugs for Controlling Afib

Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (Afib) recurred significantly less often in patients initially treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) instead of medication, results of a randomized trial showed. Patients who received anti-arrhythmic drugs as first …

Second Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation – My Experience

On May 10th, 2011 I had my second catheter ablation for Afib. Cure for Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Cure for Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) (Fix for Heart …

With A-Fib Rhythms, Higher Odds of Stroke

Ablating those regions was nearly twice as effective as the standard approach to eliminating atrial fibrillation with ablation, the team reported in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology. But even when all traces of A-fib are eliminated, Dr …

Super Ablation – The New FIRM Afib Ablation

Afib & the PRECISE Trial — StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Sanjiv Narayan Here is some great news for Afib sufferers especially those (like me) who had persistent or permanent Afib, the kind resistant to treatment including ablation.  This may be the answer – exciting stuff! StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Sanjiv Narayan of the University of California, San […]

FIRM Ablation Update

Afib & the PRECISE Trial StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Sanjiv Narayan of the University of California, San Diego at Heart Rhythm Society 2013 In this video interview, Dr. Sanjiv Narayan talks about the PRECISE trial, the late breaking clinical trial that he presented at Heart Rhythm 2013. This multicenter trial looked at whether FIRM ablation alone […]

Catheter Ablation Surgery- Pre Surgery. SVT’s

This is the pre surgery video for my journey through catheter ablation surgery and living with SVT’s. Please feel free to privately message me for my email address if you’d like to ask me any private questions.

How are heart rhythm disorders surgically treated?

Dr. Richard Wu, a cardiac electrophysiologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, sucessfully treated patient Jean McIntosh’s heart disorder. Ms. McIntosh suffered from atrial fibrillation.

WPW (Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome) Animation Video

Modern medicine has come up with a simple device that can actually take the place of your natural pacemaker. The artificial pacemaker is implanted into the body and emits and electrical impulse to keep your heart beating properly. There have been many advancements in the artificial pacemaker over the last few years. In fact, some […]

Ablation Treatment for Ventricular Fibrillation at Johns Hopkins

After an irregular heart rhythm struck out of the blue, James Cromwell made a dramatic comeback.

Success of Ablation (Correcting an Abnormal Heart Beat)

Cardiologist,  Bruce Lindsay, MD, is Section Head, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine.  He discusses the success rate of ablation (an abnormal heart beat).  The procedure can be up to 95 percent successful in treating some abnormalities.  However, in some cases the success of the procedure depends on the underlying cause […]

Catheter Ablation – Part 3 – 9th September 2010 – Five Months Later

Catheter ablation follow up.

post-ablation procedure

Post-ablation video: How the procedure went and my current situation following radiofrequency catheter ablation for svt.

Dr. Rajiva Goyal, MD Explains Cardiac Electrophysiology at Regional Medical Center at Bayonet Point

Cardiac Electrophysiology – Cardiac Electrophysiologists study the electrical system of the heart. Blood pressure and heart rates can cause irregular heartbeats.  Symptoms include palpitations, dizziness, and passing out. Tests, procedures, and treatments are discussed in this video.  

Cardiac Catheter Ablation

Dr. Joseph Souza, Electrophysiologist with Asheville Cardiology Associates, provides an overview of the cardiac catheter ablation procedure.  He discusses heart rhythm disorders that may benefit from the procedure and what to anticipate upon arrival at Mission Hospital on the day of the procedure.  The recovery process is discussed including an overview of success rates and […]

Living with Atrial Fibrillation- Patient Experiences and Treatment

Ronald Boyle, a patient with Atrial Fibrillation, shares his story of undergoing a Pulmonary Vein Ablation and receiving a new type of catheter at Mayo Clinic.  Ronald expresses how this procedure has changed his life and how he found a solution when medication was no longer effective.  

Atrial fibrillation (part 1 of 3):  Who and Why

Dr. James Ong, a Cardiac Electrophysiologist, explains the mechanism of Atrial Fibrillation and how Radiofrequency Ablation can help eliminate AFib.  

New Drug-Free Treatment Shows Promise for Heart Rhythm Problems

[ytapvideo id=WD6Ia4bD9J4] The most important question would be: Does light to moderate drinking increase the risk of AF? The conclusion of the authors of this paper seems to be yes, while many other studies find little effect of such drinking’. Overall, the scientific evidence from many studies suggests that heavy drinking may increase the risk […]