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“Affair of the Heart” event to feature internationally recognized heart …

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“Affair of the Heart” event to feature internationally recognized heart …
“In some cases, AFib can cause chest pain but some people may not feel any symptoms,” Dr. Bhakta said. “A lot of the episodes are silent, so these patients don’t know they have atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is often treated with drugs to … Do  I Have Afib? - "CLICK" for More Information - Your […]
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Atrial Fibrillation 2019 Guidelines Update

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Atrial Fibrillation 2019 Guidelines Update
 2019 Atrial Fibrillation Guideline updates. Major cardiology groups and other physiology groups like the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society have released joint statements about how to manage atrial fibrillation. They incorporate things that have had a major influence on the management of patients with atrial fibrillation.   And so in 2019, they […]
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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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What is the success rate for atrial fibrillation ablation procedure?

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What is the success rate for atrial fibrillation ablation procedure?
  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 […]
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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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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 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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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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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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Warfarin Best for Afib Patients with Kidney Problems

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Warfarin Best for Afib Patients with Kidney Problems
Study Rundown: Patients presenting with atrial fibrillation (AF) following myocardial infarction are often prescribed warfarin as a preventative measure against thromboembolic events. A subset of these patients also have chronic kidney disease (CKD) …
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Surgery vs. Drugs for Irregular Heartbeat

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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 […]
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Zapping Vein Tops Drugs for Controlling Afib

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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 …
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As Pradaxa Lawsuits Mount – Pradaxa the Country’s Most Complained About Medication

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As Pradaxa Lawsuits Mount – Pradaxa the Country’s Most Complained About Medication
The Firm is investigating Pradaxa lawsuits on behalf of individuals who allegedly suffered serious episodes of internal bleeding, allegedly due to their use of the blood thinner. Pradaxa Update!
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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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Potential Pradaxa Antidote – It’s about time

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Potential Pradaxa Antidote – It’s about time
I was prescribed Pradaxa as an alternative for Coumadin when I was in Afib.  The elimination of the need for regular blood tests as with coumadin was a real selling point.  What my doctor failed to explain to me was the fact that unlike coumadin – Pradaxa had no bleeding antidote, if you had a […]
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Dr. Jeff Nagge – Atrial fibrillation medications

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Dr. Jeff Nagge – Atrial fibrillation medications
Dr. Jeff Nagge explains how to manage vitamin K intake when taking warfarin Part of an unscripted video series “Speaking from experience”
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