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]
Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation, the most prevalent type of heart arrhythmia seen by cardiologists, is getting a fresh look by cardiologists following the release of new medication guidelines. In this Matters of the Heart discussion between Pentucket Medical cardiologists Kenneth Adams and Seth Bilazarian, various aspects of a complex topic are brought to light and [More]
Atrial fibrillation (AF or A-fib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart beat).
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NorthShore University HealthSystem Cardiac Electrophysiologists Wes Fisher, M.D., Jose Nazari, M.D. and Alex Ro, M.D. discuss atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that starts in the upper parts (atria) of the heart. For more information on Atrial Fibrillation, visit http://www.northshore.org/cardiovascular-care/atrial-fibrillation-symptoms-video/
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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 …
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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 …
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 …
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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
An exciting study of a potential new atrial fibrillation treatment just came out which studied the effects of colchicine, a common drug patients take to treat acute gout, on afib patients. First, the basics about afib and why new treatments are so needed.
Arrhythmias occur when there is a problem with the heart's electrical system. In the case of atrial fibrillation, the result is that the top chambers of the heart contract irregularly. Atrial fibrillation can increase the risk of stroke and, in some …
Certified-Atrial–Fibrillation Porter Regional Hospital has become the first health care facility in Indiana to receive full Atrial Fibrillation Certification status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). This most recent honor further …
SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 5, 2014 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A University of Utah-led study for treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation (A-fib) provides strong clinical evidence for the use of 3-D MRI to individualize disease management and …
On May 10th, 2011 I had my second catheter ablation for Afib. Cure for Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Cure for Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) (Fix for Heart …
Singer-songwriter Barry Manilow sits down with My Generation to talk about his legendary career and what it’s like to live with Atrial fibrillation (a-fib). …
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