[ytapvideo id=ExYPI24RkZs] Surgical ablation, or the simplified Maze procedure, is a much less invasive option from the original Maze procedure for Atrial Fibrillation. This newer surgery is performed through a small incision. The patient’s heart continues to beat so there is no need for a heart-lung machine. And in order to make new paths for [More]
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[ytapvideo id=zB931Pxy3jM] Atrial fibrillation (AF or A-fib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart beat).
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[ytapvideo id=y7TgD0_r2KA] After suffering from fatigue, Marge went to a family doctor who determined she had atrial fibrillation, a cardiac arrhythmia. She then had surgery by Dr. Kevin Makati at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa. Watch as she shares her story. To learn more, visit www.AdvancedAFIBCenter.com or call (866) 894-7411.
[ytapvideo id=GuMsUaqmAQc] StopAfib.org interviews Dr. James Cox, creator of the Cox Maze procedure For more on Dr. Cox and on the Cox Maze procedure, visit: www.stopafib.org In this video interview commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Cox Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation, Dr. James Cox discussed the history of the procedure, including the first surgery. [More]
“I personally had about 5 of these and none lasted as my Afib was persistent at the time.  This fellow describes the experience to a tee right down to the Micheal Jackson Juice.  For some patients this procedure stops the Afib and allows a recovery of sinus rhythm.”  –  Stingram Getting cardioverted after an episode [More]
Maggie Berk, a nurse at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, was experiencing fatigue and heart palpatations. It was discovered that she was experiencing atrial fibrillation. Dr. Mitch Faddis treated her wtih catheter ablation, which was taken to the next level with a system developed at the hospital called stereotaxis. Stereotaxis is essentially 3-D mapping. Maggie was in the [More]
www.fletcherallen.org – Peter Spector, MD, a nationally renowned expert in heart rhythm disorders, discusses atrial fibrillation — an irregular heart beat — and a procedure used to correct this condition known as cardiac ablation. Fletcher Allen, a university medical center located in Burlington, Vermont, is allied with the University of Vermont. Contact Fletcher Allen Cardiology [More]
The Heart Rhythm Society has developed a video for patients and caregivers on Atrial Fibrillation. View Chapter 1 and then visit www.MyAFib.org for more information and to order the complete DVD. With more than 1 hour of content, chapters include an Overview of AFib and Atrial Flutter, Signs and Symptoms, AFib and Stroke, Treatment Options, [More]
StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Patrick Ellinor, electrophysiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. In this video interview, Dr. Ellinor talked about his research as part of a consortium that investigates the correlation between genetics and atrial fibrillation. He discussed how in the past five to seven years, they have learned that a family history of afib can be [More]
Heart and Stroke Foundation researcher Dr. Paul Dorian explains the causes and risk factors of atrial fibrillation, and how it differs from heart disease, using illustrations and animation.
Educational animated video that describes atrial fibrillation. Provided by Eastside Cardiology (EastsideCardiology.com).
The FIRM Ablation – Can this may be the beginning of the end for Atrial Fibrillation? I personally have had TWO PVI (Pulmonary Vein Isolation) ablations each taking in excess of 3 hours each to perform.  Now comes a quick and short ablation targeting “rotors” and “focal beats” that may do the job in 5 [More]
Pradaxa Alert! – Is Pradaxa worth it?  After my 2nd ablation my Afib has gone into remission!  My electrophysiologist  however has put me on Pradaxa.  I ran my Chads score and took myself  OFF PRADAXA…  I Pays to be proactive in your own treatment –  Guess Why…Pradaxa Bleeding Deaths www.youblawg.com4/14/12 A new report released by the Food and Drug [More]
My Atrial fibrillation seems to be slowly fading away.  I had my ablation on 2/18/2010 and my one year anniversary is behind me.  I do not know if the heart damage – the burning – from the ablation took longer to heal or maybe my heart is now “re-modeling”  back to a more stable state. [More]
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I think it’s great to have the Queen of the soap operas Susan Lucci share her story and bring needed coverage to the “unknown heart condition” – Atrial Fibrillation In case you missed it: After an unexpected diagnosis of atrial fibrillation (AFib), a type of irregular heart beat they had never heard of before, daytime [More]
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The Left Atrial Appendage – I’ll bet you didn’t even know you had one.  You do, and it’s just waiting to cause you a world of hurt. About 3 million people in the United States have atrial fibrillation, and it is estimated 16 million Americans will have the condition by 2050.  Stroke is one of [More]
So - the doctor says you have Atrial fibrillation - now what?
I am a 53 year old male with afib.   I don’t know of ANY natural methods for taming Atrial Fibrillation especially long term afib – I tried everything until my doctor introduced me to a relatively new drug called Tikosyn or dofetilide. It is a class three anti-arrhythmic drug.  I got started on it about [More]
Atrial fibrillation - Frequently Asked Questions