Physical activity helps fight genetic risk of heart disease, study finds Among those considered at high genetic risk for heart disease, high levels of cardiorespiratory fitness were associated with a 49 percent lower risk for coronary heart disease and a 60 percent lower risk for atrial fibrillation compared with study participants with low cardiorespiratory fitness. [More]
Quote From Post Graduate Medical Journal: “In the older patient, bradyarrhythmias caused by sinus node dysfunction or conduction system disease are important causes of syncope. Sick sinus syndrome denotes a complicated rhythm disturbance involving impaired sinoatrial impulse formation or conduction. In patients with sick sinus syndrome, around 50% or more have the bradycardia-tachycardia syndrome, usually [More]
Afib Awareness Month A discussion with Mellanie True Hills, founder and CEO of StopAfib.org and an update on ACC resources for the treatment of afib.
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Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference The Living with Afib session at the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference was presented by StopAfib.org Founder and CEO, Mellanie True Hills, who spoke about: • Help family members understand [0:29] • Knowing your stroke risk [3:07] • Dedicating the [More]
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. [More]
Dr. Rajat Deo, a cardiovascular medicine doctor at Penn Heart and Vascular, discusses how new and better drugs will be replacing Coumadin to help atrial fibrillation patients avoid strokes. These drugs have fewer side effects and less of a need for careful monitoring. Learn more about the services at Penn Heart and Vascular: View Dr. [More]
Could Millions of People Benefit from this Information? For people who suffer from the constant weakness which cardiac arrhythmias can create, this path back to health can provide a real and permanent solution! It may seem absolutely amazing, but if the cells inside your body, especially inside your heart muscle don’t contain enough Magnesium, your [More]
I had a lot… of PAC’s (premature atrial complexes) after my THREE ablations. Sometimes the unsteady beats had me fearful my Afib had returned. I tried magnesium and was amazed with the result, a drop off of flutters by over 90%. I use magnesium taurate as I found the cheaper magnesium oxide upset my stomach [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.
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 [More]
Afib Town – Great new Afib sufferers online community – check this one out. My AFib Experience™ (www.myafibexperience.org) is an innovative and unique online community that can help people understand atrial fibrillation, learn how to better manage it, and connect with others who also experience it. A collaboration of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association [More]
Plan to join us March 28-29, 2015, at the StopAfib.org National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference to hear our rock-star cast of afib experts share ways for you to get in rhythm and stay in rhythm. This is a not-to-be-missed event—take a look at who’s speaking! The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency DFW [More]
Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation, the most prevalent type of heart arrhythmia seen by cardiologists, is getting a fresh look by cardiologists following the release of new medication guidelines. In this Matters of the Heart discussion between Pentucket Medical cardiologists Kenneth Adams and Seth Bilazarian, various aspects of a complex topic are brought to light and [More]
Atrial fibrillation (AF or A-fib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart beat).
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NorthShore University HealthSystem Cardiac Electrophysiologists Wes Fisher, M.D., Jose Nazari, M.D. and Alex Ro, M.D. discuss atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that starts in the upper parts (atria) of the heart. For more information on Atrial Fibrillation, visit http://www.northshore.org/cardiovascular-care/atrial-fibrillation-symptoms-video/
It’s hard to keep livin’ when your heart’s afibin’…
A discussion of Pradaxa (dabigatran) use as an anticoagulant, important bleeding precautions, and storage information. In a word – Don’t Use It!! I personally can’t see risking bleeding to death because I won’t get my coumadin levels INR checked or I want to eat a mess of greens. Until they can provide an antidote to [More]
Biosense Webster, Inc. and StopAfib.org have teamed up to raise awareness of atrial fibrillation and available treatment options through Get SMART About AfibSM, an interactive web experience. Learn more at: Biosense Webster Teams Up with StopAfib.org to Challenge Americans to Get SMART About AfibSM
Learn about new treatment options, including the Hybrid Maze procedure, in a Free LiveCast Seminar from St. Helena Arrhythmia Center on November 18, 2014 6:30 – 8:00 PM PST. The Hybrid Maze is a new minimally invasive procedure for atrial fibrillation. Patients benefit from better outcomes, a shorter hospital stay, and quicker recovery. Dr. Gan [More]
The VICTORY AF (Evaluation of Multielectrode Phased RF Technology in Persistent AF) Trial, sponsored by Medtronic, is studying patients undergoing a catheter ablation with Medtronic’s Phased Radiofrequency (RF) system. To learn more, see: VICTORY AF Trial Studies Phased Radiofrequency (RF) System for Persistent and Longstanding Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
Get a special discount on the FDA-approved AfibAlert® heart monitor for detecting atrial fibrillation. Lohman Technologies is making this special discount available for the StopAfib.org patient community for a limited time only, so please act quickly. To learn more, see: Special Discount on AfibAlert® Standalone Heart Monitor for Detecting Atrial Fibrillation.
Toronto, Oct 15: Although rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, high doses of fish oil supplements do not reduce atrial fibrillation, a common type of irregular heartbeat, found a study led by an Indian-origin researcher.
Heart problems are big problems for Americans, but if you think they only affect the elderly, think again.