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Dr. Vivek Reddy Discusses New Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation Treatments and Stroke Prevention – Video

At Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2010, Dr. Vivek Reddy shared with us some of the new atrial fibrillation catheter ablation techniques and also talked about non-pharmacological approaches to afib stroke prevention. See the video: Interview with Dr. Vivek Reddy at Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2010

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Action for Stroke Prevention Launches How Can We Avoid a Stroke Crisis? To Expose Risk of a Stroke Crisis in Europe from Atrial Fibrillation

Urgent coordinated action is needed to avoid the thousands of preventable strokes that leave many atrial fibrillation (AF) patients mentally and physically disabled or dead every year. A report, How Can We Avoid a Stroke Crisis?, was launched today in the European Parliament in Brussels by Action for Stroke Prevention, a group of health experts …

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New Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Stroke Risk Factors Reveal That More Should Be on Coumadin or Warfarin, Especially Women

This very important story may change how afib patients and their doctors decide if they should be on anticoagulant medications (blood thinners), such as Coumadin or warfarin. The CHADS2 scoring system is how doctors now decide who should be on Coumadin or warfarin to avoid strokes, but a newly-published study adds new stroke risk factors …

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Video to Help Safely Manage Blood Thinners Coumadin and Warfarin

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has introduced a video to help those on anticoagulant drugs, such as Coumadin or warfarin, to use them safely. The video is designed to complement what patients learn from their doctors, pharmacies, or Coumadin clinics. Anticoagulants reduce the risk of stroke in those with atrial fibrillation by …

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Dabigatran Beats Warfarin for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation

There is a lot of big news coming out of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) going on in Barcelona right now. Judging by attendance, this is probably the biggest cardiology event in the world. The big announcement for atrial fibrillation sufferers is the progress towards a replacement for Coumadin (warfarin) coming out of the …

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FDA to Review Atritech Watchman Device As Alternative to Warfarin or Coumadin in Preventing Strokes From Atrial Fibrillation

Recently we reported on the results of the Watchman device trial as an alternative to Coumadin or warfarin in the prevention of strokes among those with atrial fibrillation. We mentioned that it would be reviewed by the FDA Advisory Committee on April 23, 2009. In advance of the review meeting on Thursday, the FDA has …

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Device Offers Alternative to Warfarin or Coumadin in Preventing Strokes From Atrial Fibrillation

There is a lot of news coming out of the American College of Cardiology annual meetings going on currently in Orlando. One such story, about the Watchman device trial, is particularly important to those with afib who are concerned about blood clots and stroke. Read more at: Watchman Device as Alternative to Warfarin or Coumadin

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Video of Dr. Eric Prystowsky on Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines

World-renowned electrophysiologist, Eric N. Prystowsky, a member of the writing committee for the atrial fibrillation guidelines, shared with Mellanie True Hills and StopAfib.org what afib patients need to know about the atrial fibrillation guidelines. Watch the video: Dr. Eric Prystowsky Talks About What Patients Need to Know About the Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines

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Video: Dabigatran and Rivaroxaban are possible Coumadin replacements

If you're on Coumadin or warfarin for your atrial fibrillation, you're probably interested in the coming replacements for it. In part 2 of our Coumadin series, Dr. Manish Shah, Electrophysiologist at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, talks about the clotting cascade and two drugs that are potential replacements for Coumadin. See the video at: …

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Home INR Testing For Atrial Fibrillation Patients Proven Effective

A study by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs found that home anticoagulation monitoring of patients on warfarin (Coumadin) was as effective as testing at the hospital clinic. Thus, for those that can't easily get to the hospital clinic, home INR (International Normalized Ratio) monitoring can be an effective and safe alternative. And Medicare now …

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