Afib Athletes Watch…

Rowing is introducing compulsory heart checks before global regattas after Olympic research showed more than 90 per cent of non-traumatic sudden death in athletes stems…

Women and Afib

Women At Greater Stroke Risk With Afib Than Men…

Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm condition, and gender is an independent risk factor for thromboembolism (especially stroke). The pathophysiological mechanisms responsible for…

Dr. Roach: Murmur not necessarily linked to atrial fibrillation

Dear Dr. Roach: When I was discharged from the Army in 1966, I was diagnosed with a heart murmur. It seemed to be insignificant; however,…

Afib Ablation Procedure Explained

Afib Ablation – What to Expect…

Afib Ablations are scary!  Unfortunately some doctors are a little less than artful in explaining the procedure and what to expect.  My Electrophysiologist spoke with…

Health Talk Afib

Atrial Fibrillation Treatments–StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Douglas Packer on the CABANA Trial

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…

Health Talk Afib

Today on The Body Show: Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm problem in the world, but how do you know if you have it? Is it serious? Can…

A New Way to Treat Atrial Fibrillation – A Little Alcohol Helps…

Doctors in the U.S. and Japan have devised a way to treat atrial fibrillation by adding a little alcohol to minimally invasive therapies that target…

Scientists Now Know Why Dark Chocolate Helps Heart

As If you needed a reason… “The effect that dark chocolate has on our bodies is encouraging not only because it allows us to indulge…

U.S. Rep. John Dingell ‘resting comfortably’ after heart procedure

‘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.

Peverley undergoes heart surgery

Most likely a Cox/Maze type procedure. With luck this should enable Rick to have a complete recovery as Cox,Maze has been shown to “cure” his…

News: High Blood Pressure Increases Afib Risk

High blood pressure is one of the major causes of afib. I don’t know of anyone who has atrial fibrillation who does not have or…

Rich Peverley – Condition Update

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…

Psoriasis and Afib

Psoriasis and Atrial Fibrillation Linked?

Inflammation contributes to the pathogenesis of psoriasis as well as atrial fibrillation. The impact of psoriasis and its association with new–onset atrial fibrillation was assessed…

Hockey Star Collapses – Afib Strikes Again.

“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…

Warfarin Best for Afib Patients with Kidney Problems

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…

Atrial Fibrillation on the Rise

New Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation Reduces Stroke Risk

Newswise — STONY BROOK, NY, March 10, 2014 – Doctors at the Stony Brook Heart Institute Electrophysiology Lab are using a new nonsurgical technique called…

Diet Changes and AFib

Stroke is a serious potential complication of atrial fibrillation. Learn about foods and supplements that can help reduce your stroke risk with AFib. Foods to…

Study shows improved detection of atrial fibrillation

According to results of a Medtronic-sponsored study presented Friday, an insertable device called the Reveal XT does a significantly better job of detecting atrial fibrillation…

Surgery vs. Drugs for Irregular Heartbeat

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…

Take it from Howie Mandel: Atrial fibrillation is a dangerous deal

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…

FDA Approves New Catheter For Treatment Of Atrial Fibrillation

The FDA has granted marketing approval for the Thermocool Smarttouch ablation catheter for use in patients with drug-resistant paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF), sustained monomorphic ischemic…

Zapping Vein Tops Drugs for Controlling Afib

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….

As Pradaxa Lawsuits Mount – Pradaxa the Country’s Most Complained About Medication

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…

Celebrities with A-FIb – Mario Lemieux

MARIO LEMIEUX Canadian American NHL/AHL Hockey Hall of Fame. Retires from hockey in 2006 because of Atrial Fibrillation.

Celebrities with A-FIb – Karsten Madsen

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…