In the Afib Treatment Blog we like to include celebrities we come across who have battled Atrial Fibrillation. Insights into how these lives we know cope with Afib. For decades, Billie Jean King has broken barriers, fighting for gender equality on the tennis court and becoming a hero to the LGBT community. The 39-time […]
Ablation number two. I personally have had THREE. Worth listening too.
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 […]
Over 60 and Afib Free… Many people interested in staving off the effects of aging will mainly be so for vanity reasons. They don’t actually want to be immortal but rather they’re just interested in looking younger for longer and perhaps having a few less aches and pains. But there are those with greater ambitions. […]
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 […]
Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is commonly performed at expert centers. How is the procedure performed? What does the patient experience? Dr. Kneller brings you inside the electrophysiology laboratory and shows you exactly what happens!
Drs. Wes Fisher and Jose Nazari discuss the atrial fibrillation ablation procedure. To learn more about Atrial Fibrillation, visit
A live demo of ablation for long-standing, persistent AFib, from start to finish, showing the technique of transseptal access, 3D mapping, PV isolation, and ablating additional drivers of AF in the posterior wall and left atrial appendage.
Dodger relief Pitcher Kenley Jansen had been hospitalized in 2011 for Atrial Fibrillation and had an ablation in October 2012. Since then, he’s had no diagnosed recurrences of atrial fibrillation. Update June 2015: Jansen was held out of relief work in the Dodger vs Colorado Rockies game as a health precaution. Jansen said he alerted the team’s trainers.
[the_ad_placement id=”afib-body”]Afib and Body weight – Yet Another reason I have to lose weight… (HealthDay News) — Incremental increases in BMI are associated with excess risk for incident, postoperative and post-ablation atrial fibrillation(AF), according to a review published in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology. Christopher X. Wong, MBB., from the University of Adelaide in Australia, and colleagues […]
New Afib model suggests Skip the Meds bring the Burn… A new study shows that performing catheter ablation on patients who have atrial fibrillation (an irregular heart beat) along with heart failure yields better outcomes than treating the irregular heartbeat with a medication. There are only two or three …
Billy Drake’s chronic atrial fibrillation (a-fib) made him tired so often that he was missing out on the activities he used to enjoy with his 12 and 13-year-old children. The Bucksport, Maine resident tried different treatments to normalize his heart rhythm but with no success. At a friend’s suggestion, he turned to Maine Medical […]
Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews pulled himself out of practice on Thursday with an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation). Sound familiar? Matthews encountered the same problem last year in a Trail Blazers practice during pre-season. This recurrence is somewhat concerning, but, according to Matthews, the problem corrected itself with an electrical cardioversion procedure (paddles). […]
Fellow “Afibber” Charlie Daniels discusses his medical trials and tribulations… Legendary musician Charlie Daniels, best known for his award-winning song “The Devil Went Down To Georgia,” continues to perform over 90… The Essential Charlie Daniels Band Simple Man The Ultimate Charlie Daniels Band
‘He recently developed atrial fibrillation, and the procedure (sought) to find the source of the abnormal heart rhythm and correct it,’ according to news releases.
“Asked coach if he could go back in the game!” Dallas Stars player Rich Peverley will spend weeks recovering from a cardiac event called atrial fibrillation, or A-fib. He collapsed this week, a medical emergency during Monday night’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
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 […]
Yes – Women get afib too. 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 with Atrial Fibrillation
I think it’s great to have the Queen of the soap operas Susan Lucci share her story and bring needed coverage to the “unknown heart condition” – Atrial Fibrillation In case you missed it: After an unexpected diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AFib), a type of irregular heart beat they had never heard of before, daytime […]