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Dr. Keith Ferdinand on Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Among Blacks and African Americans — Video

In this video, Dr. Keith Ferdinand, Chief Science Officer of the Association of Black Cardiologists, talked about heart disease and atrial fibrillation among minorities, especially blacks and African Americans. He talked about why blacks appear to have less afib than whites, and what blacks should be doing to prevent AF and heart disease. Watch the …

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Launch of Atrial Fibrillation Resource, the Silver Book®: Thrombosis, on Capitol Hill March 23, 2011

You're invited to join us for the launch of The Silver Book®: Thrombosis on March 23, 2011, at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. If you can't make it, see how you can order a copy of the book, which features statistics on atrial fibrillation and strokes. See:  Atrial Fibrillation …

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Atrial Fibrosis, Not Afib Type, Linked to Atrial Fibrillation Strokes

Researchers at the Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management Center (CARMA) in Utah have been studying the relationship between atrial fibrillation, atrial fibrosis, and catheter ablation outcomes for many years. Now, they’ve applied their knowledge of quantifying atrial fibrosis to stroke risk assessment and found that the amount of atrial fibrosis, not type of afib, is …

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CHADS2 Scores May Understate Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Risk

New research from Denmark shows that CHADS2 underestimates stroke risk. In the study, atrial fibrillation patients who were at intermediate risk with the CHADS2 scoring system had more than twice the stroke rate of those defined by the enhanced CHA2DS2-VASc tool as being at intermediate risk. While CHADS2 deemed 32.3% of patients to have intermediate …

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Dr. Ken Ellenbogen Talks about Fish Oil for Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Prevention Drugs — Video

In this video, Dr. Kenneth Ellenbogen talks about important information presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2010. First he talked about the ROCKET AF clinical trial of rivaroxaban, a new drug that is an alternative to warfarin (Coumadin), as well as another alternative, the recently-approved dabigatran. He provided scenarios as to how these drugs …

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Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation after Catheter Ablation Linked to Age, Gender, and Afib Type

Up to 30% of patients could have very late recurrence of atrial fibrillation after catheter ablation, according to research highlighted at the recent Boston AF Symposium. Very late recurrence, which is when atrial fibrillation resumes more than one year after ablation, may be the result of age, gender, type of afib, and existence of other …

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See StopAfib.org at the National Stroke Association’s Virtual Health Fair January 19, 2011

StopAfib.org will participate in the National Stroke Association's first annual Virtual Health Fair on Wednesday, January 19, 2011. Learn more now about this free online event and how to register. The Virtual Health Fair is open to anyone interested in stroke prevention and recovery. This event will be like a local health fair – except …

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2010 Most Popular Atrial Fibrillation News Stories and Videos

StopAfib.org has published the 2010 Most Popular Atrial Fibrillation News Stories and Videos List. Stroke prevention topped the list and included stories about warfarin (Coumadin) and alternatives such as dabigatran (Pradaxa) and rivaroxaban (Xarelto). Other popular topics included the new European atrial fibrillation guidelines, new antiarrhythmic medications, updates on catheter ablation and afib surgery, and …

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StopAfib.org releases video with TV Star Susan Lucci about atrial fibrillation and afib stroke risk

StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills with daytime TV star Susan Lucci and her husband Helmut Huber announcing Facing AFib partnership StopAfib.org is proud to participate in the Facing AFib program, which features daytime TV star Susan Lucci and her husband Helmut Huber. More than a decade ago, Huber was diagnosed with afib. Lucci and Huber …

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Breaking News: Rivaroxaban As Good as Warfarin for Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Prevention

In late breaking clinical trials presented today at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, results of the ROCKET AF trial indicated that in an atrial fibrillation patient population that was at a very high risk of stroke, rivaroxaban (Xarelto) was as good as warfarin at preventing strokes. Learn more at:  Rivaroxaban comparable to warfarin in …

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