Dr. Darryl Wells of the Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute talks about how safe of the ablation procedure is, getting patients home within 24 hours of the procedure, and a monitoring period of three months afterwards. He also talks about the importance of going to a center that does many of these procedures and […]
2019 Atrial Fibrillation Guideline updates. Major cardiology groups and other physiology groups like the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society have released joint statements about how to manage atrial fibrillation. They incorporate things that have had a major influence on the management of patients with atrial fibrillation. And so in 2019, they […]
Ablation number two. I personally have had THREE. Worth listening too.
Afib sufferers need to “Know their Foe” – part of this is to know the many drug options to control Atrial Fibrillation. As you may already know the pumping action of the heart is controlled by the heart’s electrical system the heart contains specialized cells that are able to create their own electrical impulses and […]
Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation is usually the last step in the treatment of Afib. If you get to this stage it means you have probably been through most, if not all, of the following. 1. Diagnosis – by this time you have been poked, prodded and “EKGed” and your Afib is still causing you fits. 2. Cardioversion – Been “zapped” a few […]
Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation is commonly performed at expert centers. How is the procedure performed? What does the patient experience? Dr. Kneller brings you inside the electrophysiology laboratory and shows you exactly what happens!
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.
A long video about ballon cryoablation. Fascinating though. Live complete case of atrial fibrillation ablation by Dr. Wilber Su at Banner-University Medical Center in Phoenix Arizona with a group 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 […]
This American Heart Association/American Stroke Association video features an atrial fibrillation (AFib) patient and stroke survivor, Carl, as he shares his … Beat Your A-Fib: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Cure: Written in everyday language for patients with Atrial Fibrillation Conquer Your A-Fib: How To Beat Atrial Fibrillation Atrial Fibrillation : My Heart, the […]
In the Afib Treatment Blog we like to include celebrities we come across who have battled Atrial Fibrillation. Insights into how these lives we know cope with Afib. For decades, Billie Jean King has broken barriers, fighting for gender equality on the tennis court and becoming a hero to the LGBT community. The 39-time […]
[the_ad_placement id=”afib-body”]Afib and Body weight – Yet Another reason I have to lose weight… (HealthDay News) — Incremental increases in BMI are associated with excess risk for incident, postoperative and post-ablation atrial fibrillation(AF), according to a review published in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology. Christopher X. Wong, MBB., from the University of Adelaide in Australia, and colleagues […]
New Afib model suggests Skip the Meds bring the Burn… A new study shows that performing catheter ablation on patients who have atrial fibrillation (an irregular heart beat) along with heart failure yields better outcomes than treating the irregular heartbeat with a medication. There are only two or three …
Billy Drake’s chronic atrial fibrillation (a-fib) made him tired so often that he was missing out on the activities he used to enjoy with his 12 and 13-year-old children. The Bucksport, Maine resident tried different treatments to normalize his heart rhythm but with no success. At a friend’s suggestion, he turned to Maine Medical […]
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 …
“In some cases, AFib can cause chest pain but some people may not feel any symptoms,” Dr. Bhakta said. “A lot of the episodes are silent, so these patients don’t know they have atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is often treated with drugs to …
Patients are instructed on how to inject themselves with the tiny needle that is used to deliver the heparin under the skin. In a new study of some 3,000 older adults, those with the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood were 30 percent less likely to develop an irregular heartbeat over the […]
Dr. Richard Wu, a cardiac electrophysiologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, sucessfully treated patient Jean McIntosh’s heart disorder. Ms. McIntosh suffered from atrial fibrillation.
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 […]
Catheter ablation follow up.
Post-ablation video: How the procedure went and my current situation following radiofrequency catheter ablation for svt.
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 […]
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.
James tell about his experience with the mini-maze procedure.
Yes – Women get afib too. This is a vlog of my personal experience of a catheter ablation for anyone out there who is thinking about going ahead with an ablation or who knows someone with Atrial Fibrillation
Educational video about the catheter ablation surgery. Provided by Eastside Arrhythmia Services (EastsideArrhythmiaServices.com).