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: — 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 damaging, [More]
In this video, cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. James Edgerton of The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano (Plano, TX) consults with an afib patient…
Plan to join us March 28-29, 2015, at the National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference to hear our rock-star cast of afib experts share ways for you to get in rhythm and stay in rhythm. This is a not-to-be-missed event—take a look at who’s speaking! The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency DFW [More]
Atrial fibrillation (AF) represents a growing public health burden. It is a complex condition, involving a number of etiologic factors and arrhythmia mechani…
Interesting presentation – BUT – In my opinion the risks of further heart damage or even heart failure posed bu staying in afib are NOT worth the risk.  Remember also Afib begets mere afib so do what is possible to get in normal sinus rhythm. This is an invasive therapy in which a variety of [More]
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 – Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:02:23 GMT LawyersandSettlements.comMost Don’t Know [More]
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 [More]
There are new developments in the management of atrial fibrillation, including pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments. New antiarrhythmic drugs and an…
Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation, the most prevalent type of heart arrhythmia seen by cardiologists, is getting a fresh look by cardiologists following the release of new medication guidelines. In this Matters of the Heart discussion between Pentucket Medical cardiologists Kenneth Adams and Seth Bilazarian, various aspects of a complex topic are brought to light and [More]
Atrial fibrillation (AF or A-fib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart beat).
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NorthShore University HealthSystem Cardiac Electrophysiologists Wes Fisher, M.D., Jose Nazari, M.D. and Alex Ro, M.D. discuss atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that starts in the upper parts (atria) of the heart. For more information on Atrial Fibrillation, visit
It’s hard to keep livin’ when your heart’s afibin’… 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… If you have A-fib and you’re nervous about medications, you’re not alone. Patients share their stories about dealing w… interviews Dr. Peter Kowey See the full transcript at: In this video int…