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 [More]
Session 4: Hot Topics. Presented at Dallas Cardiovascular Innovations 2013, conference held in Dallas,
Getting cardioverted after an episode of Atrial Fibrillation – After having an episode, the doctors gave me a procedure called Cardioversion. It is given by …
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 mechani…
In this video interview, Dr. Elaine Hylek of Boston University discusses new anticoagulant drugs for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. For many years, warfarin (Coumadin) has been the only anticoagulant option for patients. Taking warfarin requires constant monitoring, and it can be a challenge for many patients. In addition to drug-drug interactions and food-drug interactions, [More]
Dr. Manish Shah talks about Dabigatran and Rivaroxaban, new drugs in clinicals trials to replace the blood thinner Coumadin® (warfarin), an anticoagulant frequently used to avoid strokes by those with atrial fibrillation. He talks about the two categories of these new drugs, thrombin inhibitors and Factor Xa (10a) inhibitors. Dr. Shah is Associate Director of [More]
For 50 years, there has been only one medication — warfarin — that has been used to prevent strokes in patients who have atrial fibrillation. Now there is a new medication that is proven to not only be more effective, but can actually save lives.
Symptoms of atrial fibrillation, also called afib, can be debilitating. They may include palpitations, shortness of breath, fatigue, and weakness. But trying to reduce those symptoms through drugs that control the abnormal heart beat, called …
Afib patients alert!  Just because the new drug Xarelto has less blood monitoring requirements – DON”T USE IT!  Xarelto has no antidote – this means you could have UNCONTROLLABLY bleeding.  It’s not worth the risk! Most Don’t Know Xarelto Bleedout Can’t Be Reversed – LawyersandSettlements.com http://news.google.com Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:02:23 GMT LawyersandSettlements.comMost Don’t Know [More]
StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Matthew Reynolds, of the Harvard Clinical Research Institute. In this video interview, Dr. Reynolds talked about his research looking at outcomes and quality of life following catheter ablation. His research analyzed quality of life data that was collected as part of a previously-reported catheter trial, in which catheter ablation was found to [More]
Dr Jeff Nagge explains the use of blood thinners to reduce stroke risk for people with atrial fibrillation.
A discussion of Pradaxa (dabigatran) use as an anticoagulant, important bleeding precautions, and storage information.   In a word – Don’t Use It!! I personally can’t see risking bleeding to death because I won’t get my coumadin levels INR checked or I want to eat a mess of greens.  Until they can provide an antidote to [More]
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 [More]
A common over-the-counter drug can increase your risk of developing atrial fibrillation. It’s important to be cautious about using ALL drugs — including tho…
http://heartandstroke.ca/videostories. If you have A-fib and you’re nervous about medications, you’re not alone. Patients share their stories about dealing w…
http://www.stopafib.org StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Peter Kowey See the full transcript at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/255 In this video int…
Experts Debate: Initial Drug of Choice for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation Jack Ansell, MD Christopher Granger, MD NATF Thrombosis Summit 2012 Satur…
An in-depth conversation between Pentucket Medical cardiologists Seth Bilazarian and Sunny Srivastava, focusing on a newly released medicine to reduce the ri…
http://www.stopafib.org In this video from Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2010, Professor John Camm discusses the two newest antiarrhythmic drugs, dron…
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. Hawthorn http://www.purplesage.org.uk/profiles/hawthorn.htm  
Sequoia Hospital and Silicon Valley Cardiology in concert started its highly successful and internationally recognized atrial fibrillation program in 2003. A…
Dr. Alo discusses atrial fibrillation treatment algorithms including many of the newer rate and rhythm control drugs. Also discusses the novel anticoagulatio…
Pradaxa Alert! Boehringer Ingelheim seeking fast response to reverse uncontrolled bleeding