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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 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, […]

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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.

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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 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 […]

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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 did have hypertension. It’s the most common condition associated with atrial fibrillation. If your blood pressure is through the roof and you’re not doing much about it, chances are, you’ll develop […]

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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 and being off the meds will be a boost. Worked for me!  Good luck Rich. – Stingram Rich Peverley to have heart procedure, is out for the season Dallas Stars […]

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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 in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH).  Psoriasis has a similar prevalence in hypertensive patients as in the general population.  Psoriasis independently predicted new–onset atrial fibrillation despite lower age […]

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Hockey Star Collapses – Afib Strikes Again.

“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.

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Warfarin Best for Afib Patients with Kidney Problems

Study Rundown: Patients presenting with atrial fibrillation (AF) following myocardial infarction are often prescribed warfarin as a preventative measure against thromboembolic events. A subset of these patients also have chronic kidney disease (CKD) …

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New Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation Reduces Stroke Risk

Newswise — STONY BROOK, NY, March 10, 2014 – Doctors at the Stony Brook Heart Institute Electrophysiology Lab are using a new nonsurgical technique called the LARIAT Suture Delivery Device to treat patients with atrial fibrillation, or A-Fib, who …

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FDA Approves New Catheter For Treatment Of Atrial Fibrillation

The FDA has granted marketing approval for the Thermocool Smarttouch ablation catheter for use in patients with drug-resistant paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF), sustained monomorphic ischemic ventricular tachycardia and Type I atrial flutter. The …

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Take it from Howie Mandel: Atrial fibrillation is a dangerous deal

Howie Mandel wants to make you a deal: Learn about atrial fibrillation, or A-fib, and you may just save a life. In an interview with Healthline, the famed game show host spoke about his own experience living with the condition. Atrial fibrillation is …

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Surgery vs. Drugs for Irregular Heartbeat

Take it from me drug treatment for Atrial Fibrillation will only buy you time.  Get your afib FIXED and try not to settle for anything less than sinus rhythm.  Remember Afib begets Afib – it will only get worse as you age. Atrial fibrillation is a condition where the heart’s normally precise electrical system goes […]

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Study shows improved detection of atrial fibrillation

According to results of a Medtronic-sponsored study presented Friday, an insertable device called the Reveal XT does a significantly better job of detecting atrial fibrillation in patients who have had a stroke than standard monitoring. That gives …

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Zapping Vein Tops Drugs for Controlling Afib

Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (Afib) recurred significantly less often in patients initially treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) instead of medication, results of a randomized trial showed. Patients who received anti-arrhythmic drugs as first …

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FIRM Ablation Update

Afib & the PRECISE Trial StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Sanjiv Narayan of the University of California, San Diego at Heart Rhythm Society 2013 In this video interview, Dr. Sanjiv Narayan talks about the PRECISE trial, the late breaking clinical trial that he presented at Heart Rhythm 2013. This multicenter trial looked at whether FIRM ablation alone […]

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Red Fish, White Fish; Dark Fish, Atrial Fibrillation

Afib may actually be INCREASED by “Dark Fish” consumption. We may have to watch our for those cheap fish oil supplements! How long bradycardia lasts depends on its cause. For example, normal bradycardia in a well-trained athlete will last as long as the athlete maintains his or her usual level of exercise. For instance is […]

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Cardiac Dysrhythmia Heartbeat Dances

Doin’ the Afib Dance – this one just cracks me up!  It does help visualize the different types of arrhythmias.  Fun to Watch – Good music too.  

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Atrial Fibrillation & FIRM Ablation — StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Sanjiv Narayan

Therefore, clinicians may minimize the significance of afib to the patient and may fail to provide the level of support and information needed for self-management of recurrent symptomatic afib.” Afib patients may go untreated. Afib can fly under the radar as some patients don’t have symptoms and some may only have symptoms once in a […]

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Atrial Fibrillation Procedure with Rafael Squitieri, MD

Dr. Squitieri discusses symptoms and treatment of Atrial Fibrillation.

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Atrial Fibrillation May Lead to Serious Health Issues

On The Doctors, Freda Lewis-Hall, MD and Dr. Travis Stork explain what atrial fibrillation is and how it may lead to serious health issues.

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Atrial Fibrillation Animation Video

Educational animated video that describes atrial fibrillation. Provided by Eastside Arrhythmia Services (EastsideArrhythmiaServices.com).

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James Mini-Maze Patient | AFIB Institute St. Vincent’s Medical Center

James tell about his experience with the mini-maze procedure.

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Flash Lecture: Lone Afib – Not so “Lone”?

Inducible SVT was found in large percentage of pediatric patients undergoing EP study for so-called lone AF. Scott R. Ceresnak, MD Children’s Hospital at Mon…

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