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If you’re living with atrial fibrillation, this will be music to your ears

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 […]

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Get SMART About Atrial Fibrillation

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

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VICTORY AF trial will study Phased Radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation

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

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Atrial Fibrillation Patient Discount on AfibAlert Heart Monitor — Limited Time Only

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.

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Fish oil supplements don’t reduce irregular heartbeat – Health

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.  

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9 Essential Facts About Atrial Fibrillation

The heart condition atrial fibrillation is a common cause of irregular heartbeat. Learn the facts about atrial fibrillation symptoms and treatments.

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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. This is shown by new research from Lund University in Sweden. The number of people affected by atrial fibrillation is rising rapidly, partly as a […]

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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!

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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 bad health and diet habits are to blame for the increase.

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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.

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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.

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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 Heart Rhythm Society.  Among other features, the 2014 Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation  – Read More…

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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

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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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.

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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 or stroke. Now — there’s a new treatment that literally freezes AFib away, when medications don’t work.

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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 Georgia,” continues to perform over 90…    The Essential Charlie Daniels Band Simple Man The Ultimate Charlie Daniels Band

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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.

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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 from pre-existing – New Zealand Herald

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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 this increased risk of thromboembolism in women are not …

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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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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 me about 5 minutes about the procedure and I don’t remember exactly what he said.  Long story short – this video might help you – it did me. Stingram  Cardiac […]

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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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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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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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