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Ablation and Surgery Clinical Trials Seeking Atrial Fibrillation Patients

While attending several recent medical conferences, we learned about some interesting procedure clinical trials that may be of interest to the afib patient community. To learn more, check out the following studies: The nContact CONVERGE Trial Will Study the Convergent Procedure for Treatment of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation The reMARQable Trial Will Study the nMARQ Multielectrode …

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Top US Heart Centers and StopAfib.org Form Alliance to Improve Atrial Fibrillation Patient Care

Five top U.S. heart centers and StopAfib.org, a leading atrial fibrillation (afib) patient advocacy group, are partnering in the National Alliance of Integrated AFib Centers in order to improve the treatment of afib patients. Learn more at: Top U.S. Heart Treatment Centers, Patient Group, Form Alliance to Improve Irregular Heartbeat Care

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EP Lab Digest Publishes “National Alliance of Integrated Afib Centers: The Next Level of Afib Treatment”

EP Lab Digest recently published National Alliance of Integrated Afib Centers: The Next Level of Afib Treatment, authored by StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills. This article explores an intriguing new alliance of integrated afib centers in which electrophysiologists and surgeons collaborate to find the optimal treatment for atrial fibrillation patients. The alliance is focused on …

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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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Duke Atrial Fibrillation Symptom Study Needs You If You Are Having Your First Afib Catheter Ablation

The Duke University School of Nursing is conducting a study about afib symptoms after catheter ablation and we are helping spread the word. You can participate if you will be having your first atrial fibrillation catheter ablation before August 22, 2014. As part of the study, you get to wear the popular Zio®patch cardiac monitor. …

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Dr. Lakkireddy Discusses Yoga for Atrial Fibrillation and Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion — Video

At the recent Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2014, we did a two-part video interview with Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy. In part one, he discusses left atrial appendage occlusion and the LAALA-AF (Left Atrial Appendage Ligation and Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation) Registry. In part two, he explores the effects of yoga, including whether yoga can delay the transition …

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Final StopAfib Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference Videos Are Now Available

The final videos from the Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference have been posted. In the Q & A video, the panel of presenters answered procedure-related questions and general atrial fibrillation questions, such as: How do patients and doctors decide upon the right procedure? What is the role of pacemakers in …

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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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