Dr. John Mandrola, a cardiac electrophysiologist in Louisville, Kentucky, who blogs at Dr. John M, live-blogged the 2012 Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium. He has given us permission to reprint his blog posts for the afib community. You will find them here:
Recap of Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2012 – Guest Posts by Dr. John Mandrola
Also, check out the video interview we did recently with Dr. Mandrola on Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Results Differ Between Men and Women.
Are the new anti quagulatnt drugs safe for over 70’s crowd?
Generally, for those over 70, you just take a smaller dose of the ones already approved. For example, Pradaxa has two doses approved in most countries, so you might take the lower dose under certain circumstances.
i am 57 and had been diagnosed with afib about ten years ago. I am on medication and for the most part only go into afib 3-4 times per year at which point I take additonal medication and convert. Recently I went into afib because I was lying on my right side when I went to bed…this is not the first time I have felt my heart start to fibulate while lying on this side…when this does happen it seems that I could have some indigestion…any thoughts??