Pradaxa Alert! Boehringer Ingelheim seeking fast response to reverse uncontrolled bleeding
NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip helps raise awareness about atrial fibrillation, a dangerous cardiovascular condition that affects an estimated 2.7 million Americans, including his mother.
New news about our old friend Atrial Fibrillation – Closing in on the cure…   Afib Treatment and Information Slideshow New treatment guidelines for atrial fibrillation New guidelines on the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder, have been published in draft by the National Institute … New treatments [More]
Cryoablation for Atrial Fibrillation There is a slightly newer style ablation treatment for Atrial Fibrillation called Cryoablation. With Cryoablation, a supercooled catheter is used (cooled by nitrous oxide gas), and the tissue is frozen to -1060;°C. This provides the same result as radiofrequency ablation but does not carry the same risk of unwanted and sometimes [More]
Catheter ablation of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation was faster and more successful with a cryoballoon compared with radiofrequency ablation, according to findings from a single-center study presented at the Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Sessions. A combined approach had a higher success rate than either, but was not superior to the cryoballoon alone, and took much [More]
Pradaxa says it just wants to move on… If it walks and quacks – it’s a duck! Watch out for Pradaxa.
Anticoagulant Therapy after Successful A-Fib Catheter Ablation: Is it Right for Me? by Steve S. Ryan, PhD I recently received an email from Pat T., a 66-year-old very active female who was in really bad shape when she had her A-Fib attacks. She’d had a successful catheter ablation and is now A-Fib free. She wrote: “…my [More]
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 [More]
Does your heart beat sometimes flutter, skip a beat, race too fast? It could be a sign of a heart rhythm disorder. In this video, Dr. Thabet Alsheikh, a board certified electrophysiologist with Cardiology Consultants and Baptist Health Care, joins host Jeff Nall with Council on Aging of West Florida to explain more about heart [More]
New guidelines for Atrial Fibrillation treatment and control. New Afib guidelines released on Friday by the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the Heart Rhythm Society.  Among other features, the 2014 Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation  – Read More…
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 …
WASHINGTON – About 18% of U.S. patients with atrial fibrillation also have a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea, and the confluence of the two appeared linked to increased hospitalizations and further progression of atrial fibrillation, based on a …
Godolphin have reported Be Ready was suffering from an “atrial fibrillation” when he flopped as second-favourite in the Craven Stakes at Newmarket on Thursday.
Atrial fibrillation causes the heart to contract in a very fast, irregular way. It affects about three million Americans and can lead to heart failure or stroke. Now — there’s a new treatment that literally freezes AFib away, when medications don’t work.
Popular pain relievers may increase the risk of atrial fibrillation â?? the most common cause of irregular heartbeat, The New York Times reported.
Fellow “Afibber” Charlie Daniels discusses his medical trials and tribulations… Legendary musician Charlie Daniels, best known for his award-winning song “The Devil Went Down To Georgia,” continues to perform over 90…    The Essential Charlie Daniels Band Simple Man The Ultimate Charlie Daniels Band
The Firm is evaluating Pradaxa lawsuits on behalf of patients who suffered episodes of uncontrollable hemorrhaging, allegedly due to their use of Pradaxa.
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 from pre-existing – New Zealand Herald
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 this increased risk of thromboembolism in women are not …
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, in April 2011 during a routine exam, I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, admitted to the hospital the same …
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 me about 5 minutes about the procedure and I don’t remember exactly what he said.  Long story short – this video might help you – it did me. Stingram  Cardiac [More]
If you are taking Pradaxa – STOP! Just my opinion but Afib is enough to worry about, you shouldn’t have to worry about bleeding to death from a blood thinner. Boehringer says it’s fighting 2,000 lawsuits over Pradaxa safety … Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:30:23 GMT Pradaxa has become a bigger legal headache for [More] interviews Dr. Douglas Packer See the full transcript at: In this video, Dr. Douglas L. Packer o…
Do drugs that control heart rhythm or heart rate do a better job of treating atrial fibrillation?  It turns out the answer to that question depends on when yo…
Many AFib patients take Pradaxa to prevent strokes. Pradaxa,  unlike Coumadin, has no antidote.  If you have a bleed – YOU MAY DIE!!  Those taking Pradaxa should consult their doctors about other alternatives.  If you have been injured – sue the ______’s !!