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.
Popular pain relievers may increase the risk of atrial fibrillation â?? the most common cause of irregular heartbeat, The New York Times reported.
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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]
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 …
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]
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 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 [More]
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) …
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 …
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 …
MARIO LEMIEUX Canadian American NHL/AHL Hockey Hall of Fame. Retires from hockey in 2006 because of Atrial Fibrillation.
DUSTY BAKER, CINCINNATI CUBS MANAGER: Diagnosed in Sept. 2012 atrial fibrillation as a consequence of a minor stroke. (But he was back on the job for the playoffs.)
Certified-Atrial–Fibrillation Porter Regional Hospital has become the first health care facility in Indiana to receive full Atrial Fibrillation Certification status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). This most recent honor further …
If you're experiencing an unexplainable, unusual, irregular or fast heartbeat, it's important to contact your doctor. You could be suffering from atrial fibrillation, one of the most common heart disorders.
Arrhythmias occur when there is a problem with the heart's electrical system. In the case of atrial fibrillation, the result is that the top chambers of the heart contract irregularly. Atrial fibrillation can increase the risk of stroke and, in some …
SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 5, 2014 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A University of Utah-led study for treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation (A-fib) provides strong clinical evidence for the use of 3-D MRI to individualize disease management and …
When I first put this report together I thought the “For Dummies” slant might be a fun way to format the eBook. Then I realized – there is nothing “funny” about Atrial Fibrillation. I have had Afib for years maybe. It was my first and only major health crisis and I guess I needed to [More]
Dangerous heart rhythm disorder now affects more than a million people, with nearly 100,000 in the East of England and sufferers five times more likely to have a stroke.
Recent research shows that atrial fibrillation (Afib) is not more common in people who drink a few cups of coffee a day compared to those who avoid caffeine
I can still remember the “shock” I felt when my doctor said my symptoms where caused by Afib.  I thought I had everything from heart failure to liver problems to ????  I was sick and tired of being sick and tired as they say.  The mental and emotional panic that sets in with Atrial Fibrillation [More]
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 [More]
This video shows the problems Atrial fibrillation can cause even in young patients as well as women.  My Afib started in my 40’s and 50’s but heart rhythm problems can start much earlier.  Remember Afib does not just “get better” on it’s own, it gets worse.  See an Electrophysiologist and get a treatment plan.  Atrial [More]