I am a 61-year-old man. Until September ten years ago I had never been sick, other than colds and such, a day in my life!  A real tough X-Football playing macho “I don’t need to go to the doctor” kind of guy.  I had started to feel run down for a long time, had trouble sleeping, gained some [More]
Quote From Post Graduate Medical Journal: “In the older patient, bradyarrhythmias caused by sinus node dysfunction or conduction system disease are important causes of syncope. Sick sinus syndrome denotes a complicated rhythm disturbance involving impaired sinoatrial impulse formation or conduction. In patients with sick sinus syndrome, around 50% or more have the bradycardia-tachycardia syndrome, usually [More]
Afib Awareness Month A discussion with Mellanie True Hills, founder and CEO of StopAfib.org and an update on ACC resources for the treatment of afib.
Medical advice from Drs. Marc Siegel and David Samadi Check out the reviews and tips at:
Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference The Living with Afib session at the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference was presented by StopAfib.org Founder and CEO, Mellanie True Hills, who spoke about: • Help family members understand [0:29] • Knowing your stroke risk [3:07] • Dedicating the [More]
Over 60 and Afib Free… Many people interested in staving off the effects of aging will mainly be so for vanity reasons. They don’t actually want to be immortal but rather they’re just interested in looking younger for longer and perhaps having a few less aches and pains. But there are those with greater ambitions. [More]
Dr. Rajat Deo, a cardiovascular medicine doctor at Penn Heart and Vascular, discusses how new and better drugs will be replacing Coumadin to help atrial fibrillation patients avoid strokes. These drugs have fewer side effects and less of a need for careful monitoring. Learn more about the services at Penn Heart and Vascular: View Dr. [More]
Drs. Wes Fisher and Jose Nazari discuss the atrial fibrillation ablation procedure. To learn more about Atrial Fibrillation, visit
A live demo of ablation for long-standing, persistent AFib, from start to finish, showing the technique of transseptal access, 3D mapping, PV isolation, and ablating additional drivers of AF in the posterior wall and left atrial appendage.
Live complete case of atrial fibrillation ablationby Dr. Wilber Su at Banner-University Medical Center in Phoenix Arizona with a group a observing experience electrophysiologist to learn and refine techniques of cryoballoon ablation. Live discussion and demonstration of the atrial fibrillation ablation. Complete atrial fibrillation using cryoballoon ablation second generation Arctic Front Advance. High-lighting the use [More]
Educational video about the catheter ablation surgery. Here’s what happens when you are under…@#$%&@#!  I’am glad I was knocked cold!!  
Atrial Fibrillation, also known as AFib, is the most common type of arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat. An estimated 5 million Americans are currently living with AFib, and it becomes more common with age. AFib significantly increases a person’s risk of stroke, so it’s important to recognize its signs and symptoms and to seek treatment to [More]
  In this video I’m going to share a few of the leading afib symptoms, what this disease really is and how someone can eliminate it. The heart is one of the most important organs we have because it pushes blood to where it is needed. Most of us take it for granted because it [More]
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…
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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 !!
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 …
MILEY CYRUS, actress, recording artist and star of the Disney channel’s “Hannah Montana”. At 16 she was diagnosed with tachycardia, a rapid heartbeat and a type of arrhythmia. According to an article in “Good for You”/MediResource on March 10th, 2009: “Cyrus doesn’t specify the type of tachycardia she has, but one type that can damage [More]
This analysis had limitations that included possible underestimation of incident atrial fibrillation, self-reported caffeine intake, the inability to adjust for some potential confounders, such as sleep apnea and the small number of AF events in the …
As for prevention, Oza said that many of the A-fib risk factors are the same as the risk factors of heart disease. Decreasing salt intake, weight loss, and even treatment for sleep apnea, could potentially prevent A-Fib. You can follow Melissa Ross on …
The authors acknowledged that the analysis was limited by the potential underestimation of incident atrial fibrillation, the use of self-reported caffeine intake, the inability to adjust for some potential confounders, such as sleep apnea, and the …
When I first put this report together I thought the “For Dummies” slant might be a fun way to format the eBook. Then I realized – there is nothing “funny” about Atrial Fibrillation. I have had Afib for years maybe. It was my first and only major health crisis and I guess I needed to [More]
Other celebs with afib include NBA legend Jerry West and Helmut Huber, the husband of daytime TV star Susan Lucci. Healthcare professionals often minimize the impact of afib on patients. According to recent research in the …
Ablating those regions was nearly twice as effective as the standard approach to eliminating atrial fibrillation with ablation, the team reported in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology. But even when all traces of A-fib are eliminated, Dr …