Afib sufferers need to “Know their Foe” – part of this is to know the many drug options to control Atrial Fibrillation. As you may already know the pumping action of the heart is controlled by the heart’s electrical system the heart contains specialized cells that are able to create their own electrical impulses and […]
In this video, Dr Sanjay Gupta, discusses the role of different anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation and why the lack of antidotes shouls not put anyone off using the … Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure: Written in everyday language for patients with Atrial Fibrillation Keeping Your Heart in Rhythm: The Seven […]
Getting cardioverted after an episode of Atrial Fibrillation – After having an episode, the doctors gave me a procedure called a Cardioversion. This procedure is usually tried before a catheter ablation or major drug interventions and will sometime correct atrial fibrillation and restore Normal Sinus Rhythm. I had three Cardioversions done before my Afib was finally fixed […]
In this video, cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. James Edgerton of The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano (Plano, TX) consults with an afib patient…
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) represents a growing public health burden. It is a complex condition, involving a number of etiologic factors and arrhythmia mechanisms associated with atrial remodeling. Greater understanding of these mechanisms may improve therapy. Current AF classification schemes are limited by simplicity. A number of risk factors predict AF onset, and additional factors […]
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 […]
Dr. Jeff Nagge explains the use of blood thinners to reduce stroke risk for people with atrial fibrillation.
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 […]
Can Afib be influenced by dietary supplements and alternative medicine! Maybe? Today I’m going to be sharing with you a little information on the interconnected and novel uses of drugs and drug alternatives that may have promise in the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation.
Anti coagulates have problems.
Pradaxa Alert! Boehringer Ingelheim seeking fast response to reverse uncontrolled bleeding
Pradaxa(dabigatran) – Xarelto(rivaroxaban) – Eliquis(apixaban) Are these novel anticoagulants better than Warfarin or are there concerns… All three new anticoagulants are approved for atrial fibrillation treatment in people who do not have heart valve problems or artificial valves. One of the three also has FDA approval for additional conditions. Atrial fibrillation disrupts the – Read More…, There are […]
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 …
Popular pain relievers may increase the risk of atrial fibrillation â?? the most common cause of irregular heartbeat, The New York Times reported.
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…
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) …
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 …
The Firm is investigating Pradaxa lawsuits on behalf of individuals who allegedly suffered serious episodes of internal bleeding, allegedly due to their use of the blood thinner. Pradaxa Update!
Here’s one to ask you cardiologist/electrophysiologist about. An exciting study of a potential new atrial fibrillation treatment just came out which studied the effects of colchicine, a common drug patients take to treat acute gout, on afib patients. CONCLUSIONS: Colchicine may be an effective and safe treatment for prevention of early AF recurrences after […]
“In some cases, AFib can cause chest pain but some people may not feel any symptoms,” Dr. Bhakta said. “A lot of the episodes are silent, so these patients don’t know they have atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is often treated with drugs to …
I was prescribed Pradaxa as an alternative for Coumadin when I was in Afib. The elimination of the need for regular blood tests as with coumadin was a real selling point. What my doctor failed to explain to me was the fact that unlike coumadin – Pradaxa had no bleeding antidote, if you had a […]
Dr. Jeff Nagge explains how to manage vitamin K intake when taking warfarin Part of an unscripted video series “Speaking from experience”
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