Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation is usually the last step in the treatment of Afib. If you get to this stage it means you have probably been through most, if not all, of the following. 1. Diagnosis – by this time you have been poked, prodded and “EKGed” and your Afib is still causing you fits. 2. Cardioversion – Been “zapped” a few […]
I talk about my experience with atrial fibrillation and catheter ablation. If you are thinking about having an ablation, you should watch this video.
Cryoablation for Atrial Fibrillation There is a slightly newer style ablation treatment for Atrial Fibrillation called Cryoablation. With Cryoablation, a supercooled catheter is used (cooled by nitrous oxide gas), and the tissue is frozen to -1060;°C. This provides the same result as radiofrequency ablation but does not carry the same risk of unwanted and sometimes […]
Catheter ablation of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation was faster and more successful with a cryoballoon compared with radiofrequency ablation, according to findings from a single-center study presented at the Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Sessions. A combined approach had a higher success rate than either, but was not superior to the cryoballoon alone, and took much […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 …
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 […]
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 …
On May 10th, 2011 I had my second catheter ablation for Afib. Cure for Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Cure for Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) (Fix for Heart …
Ablating those regions was nearly twice as effective as the standard approach to eliminating atrial fibrillation with ablation, the team reported in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology. But even when all traces of A-fib are eliminated, Dr …
Afib & the PRECISE Trial — StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Sanjiv Narayan Here is some great news for Afib sufferers especially those (like me) who had persistent or permanent Afib, the kind resistant to treatment including ablation. This may be the answer – exciting stuff! StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Sanjiv Narayan of the University of California, San […]
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 […]
Dr. Richard Wu, a cardiac electrophysiologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, sucessfully treated patient Jean McIntosh’s heart disorder. Ms. McIntosh suffered from atrial fibrillation.
After an irregular heart rhythm struck out of the blue, James Cromwell made a dramatic comeback.
Cardiologist, Bruce Lindsay, MD, is Section Head, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. He discusses the success rate of ablation (an abnormal heart beat). The procedure can be up to 95 percent successful in treating some abnormalities. However, in some cases the success of the procedure depends on the underlying cause […]
Catheter ablation follow up.
Dr. Joseph Souza, Electrophysiologist with Asheville Cardiology Associates, provides an overview of the cardiac catheter ablation procedure. He discusses heart rhythm disorders that may benefit from the procedure and what to anticipate upon arrival at Mission Hospital on the day of the procedure. The recovery process is discussed including an overview of success rates and […]
Ronald Boyle, a patient with Atrial Fibrillation, shares his story of undergoing a Pulmonary Vein Ablation and receiving a new type of catheter at Mayo Clinic. Ronald expresses how this procedure has changed his life and how he found a solution when medication was no longer effective.
[ytapvideo id=WD6Ia4bD9J4] The most important question would be: Does light to moderate drinking increase the risk of AF? The conclusion of the authors of this paper seems to be yes, while many other studies find little effect of such drinking’. Overall, the scientific evidence from many studies suggests that heavy drinking may increase the risk […]
[ytapvideo id=X-9u-99HFOc] In the past, first responders had to rely on CPR to keep the blood pumping through the body until help arrived, but now a trained person can actually begin a procedure to start the heart. Automatic external defibrillators (AED) are very user friendly. They come with two self-stick pads that are attacked the […]