Afib Genetic Test

Blood test can help identify people at increased risk of atrial fibrillation, stroke

Many of those who are genetically predisposed to develop atrial fibrillation, which dramatically raises the risk of stroke, can be identified with a blood test….

Afib Heart

The AFib Center

Atrial Fibrillation may affect your quality of life and cause strokes. Many options are available, such as Afib ablation. Learn about your options!

Atrial Fibrillation on the Rise

A-Fib on the Rise

Atrial fibrillation already affects as many as 3-million people in the United States and that number could hit 12-million by 2050. An aging population and…

Atrial Fibrillation: Are You at Risk?

NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip helps raise awareness about atrial fibrillation, a dangerous cardiovascular condition that affects an estimated 2.7 million Americans, including his mother.

Pradaxa Settles – Pradaxa 4,000 Bleeding Lawsuits Settles For $650M

Pradaxa says it just wants to move on… If it walks and quacks – it’s a duck! Watch out for Pradaxa.

New Atrial Fibrillation Guideline Supports New Drugs And Devices

New guidelines for Atrial Fibrillation treatment and control. New Afib guidelines released on Friday by the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the…

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…

Sleep Apnea and Afib

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…

Horses with Afib? – Be Ready must face heart scan…

Godolphin have reported Be Ready was suffering from an “atrial fibrillation” when he flopped as second-favourite in the Craven Stakes at Newmarket on Thursday.

Freezing the Heart to Heal the Heart

Atrial fibrillation causes the heart to contract in a very fast, irregular way. It affects about three million Americans and can lead to heart failure…

Charlie Daniels on his medical recovery: ‘Doctors treat and God heals’

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…

Pradaxa Alert

Alert! – Pradaxa Lawsuits Mount…

The Firm is evaluating Pradaxa lawsuits on behalf of patients who suffered episodes of uncontrollable hemorrhaging, allegedly due to their use of Pradaxa.

Afib Athletes Watch…

Rowing is introducing compulsory heart checks before global regattas after Olympic research showed more than 90 per cent of non-traumatic sudden death in athletes stems…

Women and Afib

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…

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,…

Afib Ablation Procedure Explained

Afib Ablation – What to Expect…

Afib Ablations are scary!  Unfortunately some doctors are a little less than artful in explaining the procedure and what to expect.  My Electrophysiologist spoke with…

Health Talk Afib

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…

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…

Health Talk Afib

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…

Scientists Now Know Why Dark Chocolate Helps Heart

As If you needed a reason… “The effect that dark chocolate has on our bodies is encouraging not only because it allows us to indulge…

U.S. Rep. John Dingell ‘resting comfortably’ after heart procedure

‘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.

Peverley undergoes heart surgery

Most likely a Cox/Maze type procedure. With luck this should enable Rick to have a complete recovery as Cox,Maze has been shown to “cure” his…

News: High Blood Pressure Increases Afib Risk

High blood pressure is one of the major causes of afib. I don’t know of anyone who has atrial fibrillation who does not have or…

Rich Peverley – Condition Update

I predict he will be just fine.  Afib is not a condition that cannot be overcome, his procedure should be a cure.  Recovery is rapid…

Psoriasis and Afib

Psoriasis and Atrial Fibrillation Linked?

Inflammation contributes to the pathogenesis of psoriasis as well as atrial fibrillation. The impact of psoriasis and its association with new–onset atrial fibrillation was assessed…