Quote From Post Graduate Medical Journal: “In the older patient, bradyarrhythmias caused by sinus node dysfunction or conduction system disease are important causes of syncope. Sick sinus syndrome denotes a complicated rhythm disturbance involving impaired sinoatrial impulse formation or conduction. In patients with sick sinus syndrome, around 50% or more have the bradycardia-tachycardia syndrome, usually [More]
Over 60 and Afib Free… Many people interested in staving off the effects of aging will mainly be so for vanity reasons. They don’t actually want to be immortal but rather they’re just interested in looking younger for longer and perhaps having a few less aches and pains. But there are those with greater ambitions. [More]
NBA legend Jerry West joined Candace Rose Anderson of CandieAnderson.com for an interview to discuss the Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder,and his personal battle with Atrial Fibrillation. West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life Jerry West: The Life and Legend of a Basketball Icon Mr. Clutch: The Jerry West story
Dodger relief Pitcher Kenley Jansen had been hospitalized in 2011 for Atrial Fibrillation and had an ablation in October 2012. Since then, he’s had no diagnosed recurrences of atrial fibrillation. Update June 2015: Jansen was held out of relief work in the Dodger vs Colorado Rockies game as a health precaution. Jansen said he alerted the team’s trainers.
Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews pulled himself out of practice on Thursday with an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation). Sound familiar? Matthews encountered the same problem last year in a Trail Blazers practice during pre-season. This recurrence is somewhat concerning, but, according to Matthews, the problem corrected itself with an electrical cardioversion procedure (paddles). [More]
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.
Fellow “Afibber” Charlie Daniels discusses his medical trials and tribulations… Legendary musician Charlie Daniels, best known for his award-winning song “The Devil Went Down To Georgia,” continues to perform over 90… The Essential Charlie Daniels Band Simple Man The Ultimate Charlie Daniels Band
‘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.
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 [More]
“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.
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 …
KARSTEN MADSEN, CANADIAN TRIATHELETE: Diagnosed in 2010 while still attending high school. Will compete in the gruelling International Triathlon Union Xterra race on May 19th (2012) — consisting of a 1.5-kilometre swim, a 30-kilometre off-road mountain bike ride and a 10-kilometre off-road run.
Celebrities With Afib – RICH PEVERLEY, DALLAS STARS FORWARD. Sept 2013: A blip on Peverley’s EKG during his physical prior to training camp opening in Fort Worth was determined to be atrial fibrillation, or an irregular heartbeat. With a procedure to shock his heart back into rhythm and with medication he returned to the ice three [More]
STEVE MCCATTY, PITCHING COACH (left), WASHINGTON NATIONALS. Aug 8, 2013: Steve McCatty rejoined the club for Monday’s series opener against the Braves after missing the previous six games with a health issue. McCatty was taken to a local hospital with atrial fibrillation on July 28 before Washington wrapped up its previous homestand with a game [More]
WILLIAM H. TAFT: 27th President of the United States. (1909-1913) and later the tenth Chief Justice of the United States (1921-1930). He is the only person to have served in both of these offices. Along with atrial fibrillation, President Taft had sleep apnea, hypertension and heart failure.
Jerry Jones, Owner of the Dallas Cowboys, today the NFL’s most valuable franchise. After buying the Cowboys in 1989, all the pressure piled up to finally slap Jones with what he calls “the good-time heart”, i.e., atrial fibrillation. Several times Jones has attempted medical procedures to revert his heart rhythm back to normal, each time [More]
MAGNE FURHOLMEN, ‘A-ha’ keyboardist of the Norwegian pop trio (top of the UK charts in the 1980s) and former teen heart-throb was diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation in 1999 after fainting while driving. Last year he had surgery that cured his A-Fib. Cover of Magasinet, May 11th, 2013.
UPDATE: TOM JAMES,diagnosed in January with A-Fib; On August 8th, Rower Tom James claimed Walesâ?? second gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics as part of the victorious “menâ??s coxless fours”, (What’ that? a 4-man rowing event with no extra member directing the rowers.) He beat his A-Fib — so can You!
HOWIE MANDEL, funny man and game show host, was hospitalized in 2009; Recently had an ablation for his Atrial Fibrillation (June 2012).
JERRY WEST, NBA ALL-STAR/COACH: As a player for the Los Angeles Lakers between 1960 and 1971 Jerry West was an All-Star every year and led Los Angeles to the finals nine times. During his subsequent 30-year career as a Lakers coach and executive he would sometimes have unexplained bouts of panting. “It would just feel [More]
BIRGIT FISCHER, OLYMPIC CHAMPION. [April 2012] “Heart condition threatens comeback by Olympic legend: The chances of multiple Olympic champion German canoeist Birgit Fischer making it to the start line in London are looking slim following confirmation from her doctors that she has a previously undiagnosed heart condition [atrial fibrillation].”
PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH (Sr.): In 1991 was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation due to hyperthyroidism.
PAT ROBERTSON, CHRISTIAN BROADCASTER. In March 2009, Pat Robertson underwent surgery to repair an irregular heartbeat [atrial fibrillation] that put the 79-year-old at higher risk of a deadly stroke or heart attack. Mr. Robertson had been suffering from atrial fibrillation for several years.
MICHELLE HEATON, LIBERTY X SINGER, UK TV STAR. March 2011: Michelle Heaton has revealed she was addicted to diet pills and blames them for her terrifying heart condition. The Celebrity Big Brother star explained she suffers from a frightening cardiac condition which means her heart temporarily loses its usual rhythm.
TONY BLAIR, BRITISH PRIME MINISTER. Since 2003, Tony Blair, has been treated twice for a relatively common heart condition called supraventricular tachycardia.[includes Atrial Fibrillation].