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.
Great new Afib sufferers online community – check this one out. My AFib Experience™ (www.myafibexperience.org) is an innovative and unique online community that can help people understand atrial fibrillation, learn how to better manage it, and connect with others who also experience it. A collaboration of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and StopAfib.org, with […]
Billy Drake’s chronic atrial fibrillation (a-fib) made him tired so often that he was missing out on the activities he used to enjoy with his 12 and 13-year-old children. The Bucksport, Maine resident tried different treatments to normalize his heart rhythm but with no success. At a friend’s suggestion, he turned to Maine Medical […]
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 […]
In this video, cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. James Edgerton of The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano (Plano, TX) consults with an afib patient…
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 […]
There are new developments in the management of atrial fibrillation, including pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments. New antiarrhythmic drugs and an…
Atrial fibrillation (AF or A-fib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart beat).
More than 2.5 million Americans are living with Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). AFib is an irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. What doctors and researchers currently understand about … A deeper understanding of AFib could lower risk
UPDATE!! UPDATE!! Dallas, Nov 18 (Reuters) – An experimental antidote to the widely used blood clot preventer Pradaxa worked immediately and completely in an early-stage trial among healthy volunteers, raising hopes that the drug’s blood-thinning effects can be reversed … Pradaxa antidote works fast, completely in small trial […]
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 […]
I talk about my experience with atrial fibrillation and catheter ablation. If you are thinking about having an ablation, you should watch this video.
Learn about new treatment options, including the Hybrid Maze procedure, in a Free LiveCast Seminar from St. Helena Arrhythmia Center on November 18, 2014 6:30 – 8:00 PM PST. The Hybrid Maze is a new minimally invasive procedure for atrial fibrillation. Patients benefit from better outcomes, a shorter hospital stay, and quicker recovery. Dr. Gan […]
Biosense Webster, Inc. and StopAfib.org have teamed up to raise awareness of atrial fibrillation and available treatment options through Get SMART About AfibSM, an interactive web experience. Learn more at: Biosense Webster Teams Up with StopAfib.org to Challenge Americans to Get SMART About AfibSM
Get a special discount on the FDA-approved AfibAlert® heart monitor for detecting atrial fibrillation. Lohman Technologies is making this special discount available for the StopAfib.org patient community for a limited time only, so please act quickly. To learn more, see: Special Discount on AfibAlert® Standalone Heart Monitor for Detecting Atrial Fibrillation.
The VICTORY AF (Evaluation of Multielectrode Phased RF Technology in Persistent AF) Trial, sponsored by Medtronic, is studying patients undergoing a catheter ablation with Medtronic’s Phased Radiofrequency (RF) system. To learn more, see: VICTORY AF Trial Studies Phased Radiofrequency (RF) System for Persistent and Longstanding Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
Toronto, Oct 15: Although rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, high doses of fish oil supplements do not reduce atrial fibrillation, a common type of irregular heartbeat, found a study led by an Indian-origin researcher.
The heart condition atrial fibrillation is a common cause of irregular heartbeat. Learn the facts about atrial fibrillation symptoms and treatments.
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.
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.
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).
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.