The heart condition atrial fibrillation is a common cause of irregular heartbeat. Learn the facts about atrial fibrillation symptoms and treatments.
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 […]
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 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.
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 says it just wants to move on… If it walks and quacks – it’s a duck! Watch out for Pradaxa.
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…
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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
The Firm is evaluating Pradaxa lawsuits on behalf of patients who suffered episodes of uncontrollable hemorrhaging, allegedly due to their use of Pradaxa.
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
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 …
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 …
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 [More]
If you are taking Pradaxa – STOP! Just my opinion but Afib is enough to worry about, you shouldn’t have to worry about bleeding to death from a blood thinner. Boehringer says it’s fighting 2,000 lawsuits over Pradaxa safety … http://www.fiercepharma.com Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:30:23 GMT Pradaxa has become a bigger legal headache for [More]
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…
Do drugs that control heart rhythm or heart rate do a better job of treating atrial fibrillation?  It turns out the answer to that question depends on when yo…
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 …
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 …
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 with less guilt, but also because it could lead the way to therapies that do the same thing as dark chocolate but with better and more consistent results,” Gerald Weissmann, [More]
‘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.
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 type of Afib in 90+ per cent of cases. Rich Peverley has been released from an Ohio hospital after undergoing successful surgery to correct an abnormal heart rhythm, just more [More]