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Stuck in the Middle: Afib Patients on Rate Control, from EP Lab Digest January, 2012

Our January EP Lab Digest Patient Perspective column, Stuck in the Middle: Afib Patients on Rate Control, focuses on how rate control treatment (such as beta blockers) alone impacts the quality of life of those living with atrial fibrillation. The column also explores things doctors and patients may wish to consider in determining an appropriate …

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Top Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Articles of 2011

In follow up to our announcement yesterday of the Top Ten Atrial Fibrillation Videos of 2011, StopAfib.org now unveils the Top Ten Atrial Fibrillation Articles of 2011. Major topics of interest to the atrial fibrillation patient community this year were afib stroke prevention and the CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scoring tools that determine the need for …

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Top Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Videos of 2011

StopAfib.org has announced the Top Ten Atrial Fibrillation Videos of 2011. Afib stroke prevention again topped the list, with stories about warfarin (Coumadin), alternatives such as dabigatran (Pradaxa) and rivaroxaban (Xarelto), and the CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scoring tools for determining whether anticoagulants are needed. Other popular topics included sleep apnea, catheter ablation, and maze procedures (surgical …

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Apixaban (Eliquis) prevents more atrial fibrillation strokes than warfarin — March FDA approval expected

A recent New England Journal of Medicine article reported on the results of the ARISTOTLE trial comparing the effectiveness of apixaban and warfarin for atrial fibrillation stroke prevention. Apixaban was shown to be superior to warfarin in preventing afib strokes. Learn more about the results of this trial at: Apixaban Superior to Warfarin for Atrial …

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FDA Approves Alternative to Warfarin — Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) Approved for Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Xarelto (rivaroxaban) to reduce stroke risk in those with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (afib unrelated to heart valve problems). Xarelto is now the second oral alternative to warfarin (Coumadin) and offers an option for those unable to take warfarin or dabigatran. Xarelto is the first once-a-day alternative to …

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CHA2DS2-VASc or CHADS2 For Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention? Should Aspirin Be Used? Video with Prof. Greg Lip

In this important video interview at Venice Arrhythmias, Professor Gregory Lip discusses the importance of the CHA2DS2-VASc scoring tool for predicting atrial fibrillation stroke risk and why aspirin is not appropriate for preventing strokes. Watch the video at: Professor Gregory Lip Discusses CHA2DS2-VASc Tool for Predicting Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation — Video

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Breaking News: FDA Panel Recommends Approval of Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) for Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Advisory Committee just voted 9-2, with 1 abstaining, to recommend that the FDA approve rivaroxaban (Xarelto) for prevention of atrial fibrillation strokes. See our full story, now up at: FDA Panel Votes for Rivaroxaban: Atrial Fibrillation Patients May Soon Have Two Alternatives to Warfarin for Stroke Prevention

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Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) Effective for Atrial Fibrillation Patients with High Stroke Risk

Just ahead of the FDA Advisory Committee hearing on rivaroxaban for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation, we report in more depth on the ROCKET-AF trial results published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine. Rivaroxaban was shown to be as effective as warfarin (Coumadin) for stroke prevention in a high-risk afib population. To learn …

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What Everyone with Atrial Fibrillation Should Know about Multaq (dronedarone)

As a patient, you probably see lots of hype-filled reports about various drugs. After a drug is approved, there’s an inevitable blitz of negative publicity which often scares people away from important new solutions that could help them. There has been so much news lately about Multaq (dronedarone), the drug designed to provide the benefits …

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Dr. Elaine Hylek on Xarelto and Pradaxa, New Alternatives to Warfarin (Coumadin) — Video

The US FDA has just announced that on September 8, 2011, the FDA Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee will meet to review whether to recommend approval of rivaroxaban (brand name Xarelto), an alternative to warfarin, for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. In this recent video interview, Dr. Elaine Hylek, a leading anticoagulant authority, discussed …

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