Category Archives: Anticoagulation

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Deaths from atrial fibrillation high despite use of anticoagulants

Today, at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona, it was reported that even though 80% of atrial fibrillation patients who should be on anticoagulants (according to their CHA2DS2-VASc score) are on anticoagulants, death rates at one year are still high. Most of those deaths are due to cardiovascular causes. The risk factors predicting …

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Dr. Hugh Calkins Discusses New AHA/ACC/HRS Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines — Video

The new 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines were just released at the American College of Cardiology annual conference. In this video interview, Dr. Hugh Calkins discusses what afib patients should know about the new afib guidelines. To watch the video, see: Dr. Hugh Calkins Discusses the New AHA/ACC/HRS Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines — Video Interview

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Videos of Dr. Robert Kowal and Dr. William Brinkman on the Latest Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation and Surgical Procedures

At the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, Dr. Robert Kowal discussed innovative new catheter ablation procedures to treat atrial fibrillation and to prevent strokes. The ablation procedures he discussed included laser balloon, specialized radiofrequency catheters such as cycled phased RF, FIRM (Focal Impulse and Rotor Modulation) mapping, and renal artery …

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Videos of Dr. Kamran Rizvi and Dr. Jay O. Franklin on Radiofrequency and Cryoballoon Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

At the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, Dr. Kamran Rizvi discussed radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation and Dr. Jay O. Franklin discussed cryoballoon ablation. These two videos are posted along with the other conference videos — access the conference agenda and videos at: Watch the Videos from the Get in Rhythm, …

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Video of Dr. Eric Prystowsky’s Presentation on Atrial Fibrillation Medications and Avoiding Afib-Related Strokes

At the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, world-renowned electrophysiologist Eric N. Prystowsky talked about treatments for atrial fibrillation, including rate control medications and rhythm control medications, as well as use of anticoagulants to prevent afib-related strokes. In addition, Dr. Prystowsky received the first ever “Advocate for Patients” Award from StopAfib.org. …

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For World Stroke Awareness Day, Sign the Global Atrial Fibrillation Patient Charter

Today, for World Stroke Awareness Day, join the Sign Against Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation campaign to add your voice to this call for urgent action to avoid thousands of preventable afib-related strokes. Sign the Global AF Patient Charter on this page, and learn more about the Sign Against Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation campaign at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/480/atrial-fibrillation-related-strokes/Sign-Against-%20Stroke

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Time is Running Out to Learn How to Get in Rhythm and Stay in Rhythm

Do you want to attend the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm AF Patient Conference, but just haven’t had time to register? It’s that time! With only a few more days before we have to stop taking registrations (and confirm the numbers with the hotel), and with the discounted hotel room rates expiring as well, …

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Top Things You Need to Know When Taking an Anticoagulant – Video

StopAfib.org participated in a video series for those living with afib. The latest video, The Top Things You Need to Know When Taking an Anticoagulant, was released on September 29 for World Heart Day. To learn more, and watch the video, go to: StopAfib.org Participates in New Video Series About Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Risk

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