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 [More]
Ever wonder how Afib works. Here is a simple video that shows just what happens during Atrial Fibrillation. Get yourself one of these – for peace of mind – You doctor will love it… Just “CLICK” on the images for more information.
Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation is usually the last step in the treatment of Afib.  If you get to this stage it means you have probably been through most, if not all, of the following. 1.  Diagnosis – by this time you have been poked, prodded and “EKGed” and your Afib is still causing you fits. 2.  Cardioversion – Been “zapped” a few [More]
Afib Returns - Multaq may not be the answer.
Dr. Darryl Wells of the Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute talks about how safe of the ablation procedure is, getting patients home within 24 hours of the procedure, and a monitoring period of three months afterwards. He also talks about the importance of going to a center that does many of these procedures and that [More]
[ytapvideo id=dxd_F5ITUkc] 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 …
MILEY CYRUS, actress, recording artist and star of the Disney channel’s “Hannah Montana”. At 16 she was diagnosed with tachycardia, a rapid heartbeat and a type of arrhythmia. According to an article in “Good for You”/MediResource on March 10th, 2009: “Cyrus doesn’t specify the type of tachycardia she has, but one type that can damage [More]
The FIRM Ablation – Can this may be the beginning of the end for Atrial Fibrillation? I personally have had TWO PVI (Pulmonary Vein Isolation) ablations each taking in excess of 3 hours each to perform.  Now comes a quick and short ablation targeting “rotors” and “focal beats” that may do the job in 5 [More]
[ytapvideo id=M1dzCSToIHA] Many Americans take blood thinners to help manage atrial fibrillation. AFib, the most common sustained heart arrhythmia, affecting nearly three million people in the United States, can lead to severe complications like strokes if untreated. Ed Cleary came to Massachusetts General Hospital in June 2012 to get his AFib treated. He had tried [More]
[ytapvideo id=vzW9vJBmr58] This video in the easy EKG series talks about the differences between premature ventricular contractions (PVC’s) and Supraventricular Premature beats. We then discuss the difference between atrial fibrillation (A Fib) and atrial flutter (A Flutter). As always, let me know if you have any questions! Thanks for watching! Thumbs up if this video [More]
[ytapvideo id=BX-g8ooclxk] Just wanted to give my personal experience with a catheter ablation.
[ytapvideo id=qszZJdhSLZc] This is a vlog of my personal experience of a catheter ablation for anyone out there who is thinking about going ahead with an ablation or who knows someone …
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 [More]
Therefore, clinicians may minimize the significance of afib to the patient and may fail to provide the level of support and information needed for self-management of recurrent symptomatic afib.” Afib patients may go untreated. Afib can fly under the radar as some patients don’t have symptoms and some may only have symptoms once in a [More]
In regions where sun exposure may be limited, supplemental vitamin D may be required to maintain normal blood levels. The exact amount of vitamin D to achieve normal levels is unknown and usage varies in different regions and communities, which can cause problems, say the researchers. Dr. Bunch stresses that patients need to tell their [More]
New news about our old friend Atrial Fibrillation – Closing in on the cure…   Afib Treatment and Information Slideshow New treatment guidelines for atrial fibrillation 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 [More]
[ytapvideo id=PC0cq9SUAM0] Samuel Asirvatham, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, discusses atrial fibrillation at Mayo Clinic.
[ytapvideo id=U90BGu8g2SE] Minimally invasive procedure for Afib using N Contact technology to ablate afib and restore normal sinus rhythm; performed by Drs. Bashian and Reddy at Cente…
[ytapvideo id=ybP-5Ji1G2s] One of the things I want to show you guys is an example of 3-D mapping. You can see what we have done is created a 3-D map of the heart that we are going to …
My Atrial fibrillation seems to be slowly fading away.  I had my ablation on 2/18/2010 and my one year anniversary is behind me.  I do not know if the heart damage – the burning – from the ablation took longer to heal or maybe my heart is now “re-modeling”  back to a more stable state. [More]
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Dr. Jeff Nagge explains how to manage vitamin K intake when taking warfarin Part of an unscripted video series “Speaking from experience” developed by the He…
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[ytapvideo id=zB931Pxy3jM] Atrial fibrillation (AF or A-fib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart beat).
If you are taking Pradaxa – STOP! Just my opinion but Afib is enough to worry about, you shouldn’t have to worry about bleeding to death from a blood thinner. Boehringer says it’s fighting 2,000 lawsuits over Pradaxa safety … Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:30:23 GMT Pradaxa has become a bigger legal headache for [More]
Jerry Jones, Owner of the Dallas Cowboys, today the NFL’s most valuable franchise.  After buying the Cowboys in 1989, all the pressure piled up to finally slap Jones with what he calls “the good-time heart”, i.e., atrial fibrillation.  Several times Jones has attempted medical procedures to revert his heart rhythm back to normal, each time [More]
[ytapvideo id=0tKF07GY41I] In this free video Dr. Brian deGuzman, St. Joseph’s cardiovascular surgeon explains why it’s important to treat AFib / Atrial Fibrillation. Go to http://www….