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]
Dr. John Mandrola, MD was a recent speaker at the McDougall Advanced Study Weekend in Santa Rosa CA. for Free information about the McDougall program visit http://drmcdougall.com Dr. Mandrola practices cardiac electrophysiology at Baptist Health in Louisville Kentucky. This is his twentieth year of medical practice. Dr. Mandrola is also a writer. He is the [More]
? If you have or think you have Atrial Fibrillation – YOU NEED ONE OF THESE! – Period.
Live complete case of atrial fibrillation ablationby Dr. Wilber Su at Banner-University Medical Center in Phoenix Arizona with a group a observing experience electrophysiologist to learn and refine techniques of cryoballoon ablation. Live discussion and demonstration of the atrial fibrillation ablation. Complete atrial fibrillation using cryoballoon ablation second generation Arctic Front Advance. High-lighting the use [More]
Educational video about the catheter ablation surgery. Here’s what happens when you are under…@#$%&@#! I’am glad I was knocked cold!!
Before you make any decisions about your fight with Atrial Fibrillation, Know your Foe… The doctors sometimes don’t speak our language and often rush to begin a treatment regimen without a thorough explanation of what you are up against. Atrial Fibrillation is a complex and frustratingly difficult to treat condition. This information product by Medifocus is [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.
Just a personal note if you need help with your afib and live close to Pensacola,FL Go see Dr. Thabet Alsheikh of Cardiology Consultants. He CURED my Atrial Fibrillation and it was the “permanent” kind. It took three ablations but now I have my life back – Tell him Steve sent you…he’ll love that… Cardiology [More]
For the second year, A-Fib.com has been named to the Healthline.com list of the ‘Best Atrial Fibrillation Blogs’. Atrial Fibrillation: Resources for Patients (A-Fib.com) is one of a dozen websites selected for special recognition by the Healthline.com Marketing Team. Of the twelve heart health websites, A-Fib.com is one of only four websites dedicated exclusively to Atrial Fibrillation patient education.
The Heart Rhythm Society has developed a video for patients and caregivers on Atrial Fibrillation. Signs and Symptoms, AFib and Stroke, Treatment Options, Living with AFib and more. Personal patient stories and interviews with expert physicans and nurses.
As we age Atrial fibrillation becomes a possibility that bears watching, a whopping 3 to 5 million of us “Baby Boomer” generation aged and even younger will be affected.
Atrial fibrillation (AF or A-fib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart beat). Evidence suggests it may be easier to prevent atrial fibrillation than to treat it: https://t.co/0RKUcngQAr — Cleveland Clinic MD (@CleClinicMD) March 17, 2018
Atrial fibrillation (known as AF or Afib) is the most common heart rhythm disturbance in the world. It can affect adults of any age, but it is more common as people get older. Atrial fibrillation is not a life-threatening heart rhythm problem, but it increases chances of stroke five-fold. AF-related stroke can be more damaging, [More]
In this video, cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. James Edgerton of The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano (Plano, TX) consults with an afib patient…
Interesting presentation – BUT – In my opinion the risks of further heart damage or even heart failure posed bu staying in afib are NOT worth the risk. Remember also Afib begets mere afib so do what is possible to get in normal sinus rhythm. This is an invasive therapy in which a variety of [More]
Ever wonder why you read about seemingly healthy people suddenly having a debilitation stroke? The reason may be a largely overlooked risk factor – Atrial Fibrillation. Like me, many fail to realize they have or are developing Afib, especially at first. I though I was just “out of shape” until my doctor noticed the arrhythmia [More]
There are new developments in the management of atrial fibrillation, including pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments. New antiarrhythmic drugs and an…
Dr. Darryl Wells of the Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute talks about the stroke risk associated with atrial fibrillation and how that risk is dealt with. There are medications that thin the blood and reduce stroke risk. There are also medications used to manage the heart rate and the heart rhythm. For more about atrial [More]
Live Longer?Have a Catheter Ablation! By Steve S. Ryan, PhD, September 2014 Medical breakthrough news! In a 10-year study that followed over 3,000 A-Fib patients who had a successful catheter ablation, researchers found a 60% reduction in the expected rate of cardiovascular mortality.
Now how could THIS happen? After a picture-book ablation in the beginning of June – absolutely no hitches, no bruises and no further AF ex…
Guest post by Stephan Danik, MD Director of the Electrophysiology (EP) Lab at Mount Sinai St. Lukeâ??s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt When 61-year-old Franklin had his hip replaced three years ago, routine pre-operative work revealed that he had a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation (or AFib).
New news about our old friend Atrial Fibrillation – Closing in on the cure… Afib Treatment and Information Slideshow New treatment guidelines for atrial fibrillation http://www.webmd.boots.com/heart-disease/news/20140115/new-atrial-fibrillation-guidelines New guidelines on the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder, have been published in draft by the National Institute … New treatments [More]
Anticoagulant Therapy after Successful A-Fib Catheter Ablation: Is it Right for Me? by Steve S. Ryan, PhD I recently received an email from Pat T., a 66-year-old very active female who was in really bad shape when she had her A-Fib attacks. She’d had a successful catheter ablation and is now A-Fib free. She wrote: “…my [More]
Does your heart beat sometimes flutter, skip a beat, race too fast? It could be a sign of a heart rhythm disorder. In this video, Dr. Thabet Alsheikh, a board certified electrophysiologist with Cardiology Consultants and Baptist Health Care, joins host Jeff Nall with Council on Aging of West Florida to explain more about heart [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 …