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Ask Dr. Larry Chinitz and Dr. Ralph Damiano Your Atrial Fibrillation Questions

You can take advantage of a rare opportunity to ask Dr. Larry Chinitz and Dr. Ralph Damiano your atrial fibrillation questions. They will be answering afib questions over at the Journal of Atrial Fibrillation. Please click on this link to learn more:  Ask Dr. Larry Chinitz and Dr. Ralph Damiano Your Atrial Fibrillation Questions PLEASE NOTE: …

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Important Guidelines for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Lately there have been questions, comments, and requests for atrial fibrillation information that already exists in the StopAfib.org news story archives. So with September being Atrial Fibrillation Month, it seems appropriate to call attention to the important afib documents and stories in our News archives. You'll generally find there stories that are more than 3 months old. Go to StopAfib.org Archived …

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Dr. Lishan Aklog Answers Atrial Fibrillation Patient Question About Amiodarone

At StopAfib.org, we asked Dr. Lishan Aklog, Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at The Heart and Lung Institute of St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, to address an atrial fibrillation patient question regarding the use of amiodarone for mini maze surgery. You will find his answer here: FAQ:  Dr. Lishan Aklog Addresses Patient Question on  Whether to Use Amiodarone …

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Foods That May Prevent Atrial Fibrillation

Last time, we mentioned the Micronutrient Information Center of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. Here's some additional information from there related to cardiac arrhythmias: "Walnuts are especially rich in alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid with a number of cardioprotective effects, including the prevention of cardiac arrhythmias that may lead to sudden cardiac …

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The Role of Coffee in Atrial Fibrillation

Is there anyone with atrial fibrillation who hasn't been told that coffee and caffeine can cause or trigger atrial fibrillation? The first step to controlling atrial fibrillation, we're often told, is to eliminate coffee. Because of this, coffee and caffeine are frequent topics on afib discussion forums. But there's interesting information about coffee at the …

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Atrial Fibrillation Resource on Maze Surgery

In Atrial Fibrillation Patient Discussion Forums, we mentioned the A-fibcures group, which focuses on non-pharmaceutical atrial fibrillation cures. Much of the recent group discussion has centered on understanding the confusing and ever-changing landscape of atrial fibrillation surgery. Group moderator, Carl Plaskett, reached out to THE authority on the Maze procedure, Dr. Jim Cox, known as the "Father …

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Atrial Fibrillation Patient Discussion Forums

StopAfib.org was recently featured in an article on Patient Web Exchanges Provide Benefits, which talked about how patients with better social networks have better outcomes. There are plenty of atrial fibrillation patient discussion forums and social networks. Below are some places you may want to check out, some of which I hang out at pretty regularly: A-fibcures Forum — Non-pharmaceutical …

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