A Common Treatment for Gout Shows Promise in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

A Common Treatment for Gout Shows Promise in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

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A Common Treatment for Gout Shows Promise in Atrial Fibrillation Patients
Here’s one to ask you cardiologist/electrophysiologist about.   An exciting study of a potential new atrial fibrillation treatment just came out which studied the effects of colchicine, a common drug patients take to treat acute gout, on afib patients. CONCLUSIONS: Colchicine may be an effective and safe treatment for prevention of early AF recurrences after […]
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Here’s one to ask you cardiologist/electrophysiologist about.

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An exciting study of a potential new atrial fibrillation treatment just came out which studied the effects of colchicine, a common drug patients take to treat acute gout, on afib patients.

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Colchicine may be an effective and safe treatment for prevention of early AF recurrences after pulmonary vein isolation in the absence of antiarrhythmic drug treatment. This effect seems to be associated strongly with a significant decrease in inflammatory mediators.

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Afib Drugs – Multaq – Another Look

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Afib Drugs – Multaq – Another Look
Afib sufferers need to “Know their Foe” –  part of this is to know the many drug options to control Atrial Fibrillation. As you may already know the pumping action of the heart is controlled by the heart’s electrical system the heart contains specialized cells that are able to create their own electrical impulses and […]
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AFib, anticoagulants and antidotes

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AFib, anticoagulants and antidotes
In this video, Dr Sanjay Gupta, discusses the role of different anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation and why the lack of antidotes shouls not put anyone off using the … Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure: Written in everyday language for patients with Atrial Fibrillation Keeping Your Heart in Rhythm: The Seven […]
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Living with Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)

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Living with Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)
  Atrial Fibrillation, also known as AFib, is the most common type of arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat. An estimated 5 million Americans are currently living with AFib, and it becomes more common with age. AFib significantly increases a person’s risk of stroke, so it’s important to recognize its signs and symptoms and to seek treatment […]
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Afib Symptoms – 5 Signs and a Unique Treatment!

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Afib Symptoms – 5 Signs and a Unique Treatment!
In this video I’m going to share a few of the leading afib symptoms, what this disease really is and how someone can eliminate it. The heart is one of the most important organs we have because it pushes blood to where it is needed. Most of us take it for granted because it constantly […]
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Atrial Fibrillation – Me Being Cardioverted

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Atrial Fibrillation – Me Being Cardioverted
Getting cardioverted after an episode of Atrial Fibrillation – After having an episode, the doctors gave me a procedure called a Cardioversion. This procedure is usually tried before a catheter ablation or major drug interventions and will sometime correct atrial fibrillation and restore Normal Sinus Rhythm. I had three Cardioversions done before my Afib was finally fixed […]
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Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Options–Dr. James Edgerton consults on Afib treatment with patient

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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…
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The Management of Atrial Fibrillation

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The Management of Atrial Fibrillation
  Atrial Fibrillation (AF) represents a growing public health burden. It is a complex condition, involving a number of etiologic factors and arrhythmia mechanisms associated with atrial remodeling. Greater understanding of these mechanisms may improve therapy. Current AF classification schemes are limited by simplicity. A number of risk factors predict AF onset, and additional factors […]
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Afib and Stroke – The Unknown Connection

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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 […]
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Atrial Fibrillation – All New** Video Part I

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Atrial Fibrillation – All New** Video Part I
Atrial fibrillation (AF or A-fib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart beat).
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Atrial fibrillation (Afib)

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Atrial fibrillation (Afib)
More than 2.5 million Americans are living with Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). AFib is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. What doctors and researchers currently understand about … A deeper understanding of AFib could lower risk  
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Atrial fibrillation Medications – Anticoagulation

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Atrial fibrillation Medications – Anticoagulation
Dr. Jeff Nagge explains the use of blood thinners to reduce stroke risk for people with atrial fibrillation.
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Pradaxa Anticoagulant Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation Related Stroke – UPDATE!

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Pradaxa Anticoagulant Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation Related Stroke – UPDATE!
  UPDATE!!                UPDATE!! Dallas, Nov 18 (Reuters) – An experimental antidote to the widely used blood clot preventer Pradaxa worked immediately and completely in an early-stage trial among healthy volunteers, raising hopes that the drug’s blood-thinning effects can be reversed … Pradaxa antidote works fast, completely in small trial […]
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How can the symptoms of atrial fibrillation be managed

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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 […]
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Afib Treatment Traditional Medicine and Alternative Options!

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Afib Treatment Traditional Medicine and Alternative Options!
Can Afib be influenced by dietary supplements and alternative medicine! Maybe? Today I’m going to be sharing with you a little information on the interconnected and novel uses of drugs and drug alternatives that may have promise in the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation.
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Xarelto & Anticoagulant Bloody Side-Effects

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Xarelto & Anticoagulant Bloody Side-Effects
Anti coagulates have problems.
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Antidote for anticoagulant Pradaxa to be tested in Hamilton

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Antidote for anticoagulant Pradaxa to be tested in Hamilton
Pradaxa Alert! Boehringer Ingelheim seeking fast response to reverse uncontrolled bleeding
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New Blood Thinners vs Warfarin

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New Blood Thinners vs Warfarin
Pradaxa(dabigatran) – Xarelto(rivaroxaban) – Eliquis(apixaban) Are these novel anticoagulants better than Warfarin or are there concerns… All three new anticoagulants are approved for atrial fibrillation treatment in people who do not have heart valve problems or artificial valves. One of the three also has FDA approval for additional conditions. Atrial fibrillation disrupts the – Read More…, There are […]
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Certain Rx Painkillers Tied to Higher AFib Risk

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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 …
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Obstructive sleep apnea complicates atrial fibrillation

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Obstructive sleep apnea complicates atrial fibrillation
WASHINGTON – About 18% of U.S. patients with atrial fibrillation also have a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, and the confluence of the two appeared linked to increased hospitalizations and further progression of atrial fibrillation, based on a …
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Pain Medication and Afib Risk

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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.
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Women At Greater Stroke Risk With Afib Than Men…

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Women At Greater Stroke Risk With Afib Than Men…
Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm condition, and gender is an independent risk factor for thromboembolism (especially stroke). The pathophysiological mechanisms responsible for this increased risk of thromboembolism in women are not …
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Dr. Roach: Murmur not necessarily linked to atrial fibrillation

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Dr. Roach: Murmur not necessarily linked to atrial fibrillation
Dear Dr. Roach: When I was discharged from the Army in 1966, I was diagnosed with a heart murmur. It seemed to be insignificant; however, in April 2011 during a routine exam, I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, admitted to the hospital the same …
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Atrial Fibrillation Treatments–StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Douglas Packer on the CABANA Trial

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Atrial Fibrillation Treatments–StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Douglas Packer on the CABANA Trial
StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Douglas Packer See the full transcript at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/298 In this video, Dr. Douglas L. Packer o…
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A New Way to Treat Atrial Fibrillation – A Little Alcohol Helps…

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A New Way to Treat Atrial Fibrillation – A Little Alcohol Helps…
Doctors in the U.S. and Japan have devised a way to treat atrial fibrillation by adding a little alcohol to minimally invasive therapies that target a cluster of misbehaving nerves known to trigger arrhythmia. In the most recent Journal of the American … Read More
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Today on The Body Show: Atrial Fibrillation

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Today on The Body Show: Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm problem in the world, but how do you know if you have it? Is it serious? Can it cause bigger problems like strokes if it's not treated? We'll talk with cardiology expert Dr. David Singh about this …
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