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]
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…
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 …