I can still remember the “shock” I felt when my doctor said my symptoms where caused by Afib.  I thought I had everything from heart failure to liver problems to ????  I was sick and tired of being sick and tired as they say.  The mental and emotional panic that sets in with Atrial Fibrillation [More]
Modern medicine has come up with a simple device that can actually take the place of your natural pacemaker. The artificial pacemaker is implanted into the body and emits and electrical impulse to keep your heart beating properly. There have been many advancements in the artificial pacemaker over the last few years. In fact, some [More]
Cardiologist,  Bruce Lindsay, MD, is Section Head, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine.  He discusses the success rate of ablation (an abnormal heart beat).  The procedure can be up to 95 percent successful in treating some abnormalities.  However, in some cases the success of the procedure depends on the underlying cause [More]
Dr. Joseph Souza, Electrophysiologist with Asheville Cardiology Associates, provides an overview of the cardiac catheter ablation procedure.  He discusses heart rhythm disorders that may benefit from the procedure and what to anticipate upon arrival at Mission Hospital on the day of the procedure.  The recovery process is discussed including an overview of success rates and [More]
Ronald Boyle, a patient with Atrial Fibrillation, shares his story of undergoing a Pulmonary Vein Ablation and receiving a new type of catheter at Mayo Clinic.  Ronald expresses how this procedure has changed his life and how he found a solution when medication was no longer effective.  
Afib may actually be INCREASED by “Dark Fish” consumption. We may have to watch our for those cheap fish oil supplements! How long bradycardia lasts depends on its cause. For example, normal bradycardia in a well-trained athlete will last as long as the athlete maintains his or her usual level of exercise. For instance is [More]
In regions where sun exposure may be limited, supplemental vitamin D may be required to maintain normal blood levels. The exact amount of vitamin D to achieve normal levels is unknown and usage varies in different regions and communities, which can cause problems, say the researchers. Dr. Bunch stresses that patients need to tell their [More]
Doin’ the Afib Dance – this one just cracks me up!  It does help visualize the different types of arrhythmias.  Fun to Watch – Good music too.  
Cryo Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation.
Atrial Fibrillation is the most common abnormal heart rhythm affecting nearly 1.7 million Americans. Alexander Wohler, MD, FACS, Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. …
On The Doctors, Freda Lewis-Hall, MD and Dr. Travis Stork explain what atrial fibrillation is and how it may lead to serious health issues.
James tell about his experience with the mini-maze procedure.
Inducible SVT was found in large percentage of pediatric patients undergoing EP study for so-called lone AF. Scott R. Ceresnak, MD Children’s Hospital at Mon…
) What is Afib? Permission granted for educational purposes only. Atrial fibrillation (known as AF or Afib) is the most common heart rhythm disturbanc…
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