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 it cause bigger problems like strokes if it's not treated? We'll talk with cardiology expert Dr. David Singh about this …
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 a cluster of misbehaving nerves known to trigger arrhythmia. In the most recent Journal of the American …
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 with less guilt, but also because it could lead the way to therapies that do the same thing as dark chocolate but with better and more consistent results,” Gerald Weissmann, [More]
‘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.
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 type of Afib in 90+ per cent of cases. Rich Peverley has been released from an Ohio hospital after undergoing successful surgery to correct an abnormal heart rhythm, just more [More]
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 did have hypertension. It’s most common condition associated with atrial fibrillation. If your blood pressure is through the roof and you’re not doing much about it, chances are, you’ll develop [More]
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 and being off the meds will be a boost. Worked for me!  Good luck Rich. – Stingram Rich Peverley to have heart procedure, is out for the season Dallas Stars [More]
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 in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH).  Psoriasis has a similar prevalence in hypertensive patients as in the general population.  Psoriasis independently predicted new–onset atrial fibrillation despite lower age [More]
“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 fibrillation, or A-fib. He collapsed this week, a medical emergency during Monday night’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
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 these patients also have chronic kidney disease (CKD) …
Newswise — STONY BROOK, NY, March 10, 2014 – Doctors at the Stony Brook Heart Institute Electrophysiology Lab are using a new nonsurgical technique called the LARIAT Suture Delivery Device to treat patients with atrial fibrillation, or A-Fib, who …
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 Avoid with Atrial Fibrillation Atrial fibrillation (AFib) occurs when the normal rhythmic pumping of the upper chambers of the heart, called the atria, break down. Instead of a normal heartbeat, [More]
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 in patients who have had a stroke than standard monitoring. That gives …
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 less than sinus rhythm.  Remember Afib begets Afib – it will only get worse as you age. Atrial fibrillation is a condition where the heart’s normally precise electrical system goes [More]
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 Healthline, the famed game show host spoke about his own experience living with the condition. Atrial fibrillation is …
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 ventricular tachycardia and Type I atrial flutter. The …
The attributable risk of stroke due to hypertension may decrease in the elderly, partly because other factors such as atrial fibrillation become more dominant. Not just in stroke but in many …. Zapping Vein Tops Drugs for Controlling Afib CME. 2/18/2014.
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. Patients who received anti-arrhythmic drugs as first …
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MARIO LEMIEUX Canadian American NHL/AHL Hockey Hall of Fame. Retires from hockey in 2006 because of Atrial Fibrillation.
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 (2012) — consisting of a 1.5-kilometre swim, a 30-kilometre off-road mountain bike ride and a 10-kilometre off-road run.
Celebrities With Afib – RICH PEVERLEY, DALLAS STARS FORWARD. Sept 2013: A blip on Peverley’s EKG during his physical prior to training camp opening in Fort Worth was determined to be atrial fibrillation, or an irregular heartbeat. With a procedure to shock his heart back into rhythm and with medication he returned to the ice three [More]
STEVE MCCATTY, PITCHING COACH (left), WASHINGTON NATIONALS. Aug 8, 2013: Steve McCatty rejoined the club for Monday’s series opener against the Braves after missing the previous six games with a health issue. McCatty was taken to a local hospital with atrial fibrillation on July 28 before Washington wrapped up its previous homestand with a game [More]
DUSTY BAKER, CINCINNATI CUBS MANAGER: Diagnosed in Sept. 2012 atrial fibrillation as a consequence of a minor stroke. (But he was back on the job for the playoffs.)
WILLIAM H. TAFT: 27th President of the United States. (1909-1913) and later the tenth Chief Justice of the United States (1921-1930). He is the only person to have served in both of these offices.  Along with atrial fibrillation, President Taft had sleep apnea, hypertension and heart failure.