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Dr. Ralph Damiano on Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation, Valvular Afib, and AtriClip — Video

In our latest video, Dr. Ralph Damiano discusses how post-operative afib is among the most common complications from cardiac surgery. It is believed to be an inflammatory response, and often goes away in time. He also explains how valvular afib can be addressed during valve surgery and then talks about how the AtriClip is a …

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Did Pope Benedict Have an AV Node Ablation for His Atrial Fibrillation?

There is interesting new information in an article today regarding the Pope's atrial fibrillation and strokes. It reports that he had a bleeding stroke in 1991, along with a stroke in 2005. The bleeding stroke could certainly explain why he was refusing anticoagulants. Even more interestingly, the article also reports that he had a pacemaker …

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Eliquis (apixaban) approved by US FDA for atrial fibrillation stroke prevention

Press Release: Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Announce U.S. FDA Approval of ELIQUIS® (apixaban) Friday, December 28, 2012 5:46 pm EST PRINCETON, N.J. & NEW YORK--Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ELIQUIS® (apixaban). Please see full Prescribing Information including BOXED WARNING and Medication Guide …

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Top Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Videos of 2012

StopAfib.org is pleased to unveil the Top Ten Atrial Fibrillation Videos of 2012. This year the FIRM ablation interviews with Dr. Narayan topped the list. Other popular topics included stroke prevention, new afib guidelines, sleep apnea, and medications. Stories about efficacy of catheter ablation and surgical procedures, comparisons of rate and rhythm control, and other …

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Top Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Articles of 2012

StopAfib.org is pleased to unveil the Top Ten Atrial Fibrillation Articles of 2012. There were many topics of interest this year to the atrial fibrillation patient community. As always, the top interest was atrial fibrillation stroke prevention — that included the CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scoring tools that determine the need for anticoagulants, the HAS-BLED tool …

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The FACT Alliance Supports Access to Life-saving Technologies for Atrial Fibrillation Patients

StopAfib.org has joined the Fair Access to Cardiac Technology (FACT) Alliance to raise awareness of the importance of access to this medical technology for the detection of atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias. The FACT Alliance has started a petition to ensure that everyone has access to this potentially life-saving Mobile Cardiac Telemetry (MCT) technology. Learn …

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Do you have atrial fibrillation? Your input can help shape research to benefit afib patients.

Patients with atrial fibrillation are at higher risk of suffering stroke and other complications related to the development of blood clots in their heart. Until 2010, the only oral anticoagulant (blood thinner) to prevent strokes in Afib was warfarin (Coumadin®). Now there are two new oral anticoagulants available in the United States--dabigatran (Pradaxa®) and rivaroxaban …

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Alliance for Aging Research Survey Finds Atrial Fibrillation Patients are Active in AF Treatment Decision-making

The Alliance for Aging Research and the AFib Optimal Treatment Task Force have released a new survey that found that atrial fibrillation patients are active in the decision-making process regarding their treatment. Learn more and access the survey reports at: Alliance for Aging Research Releases Survey of AFib Patients 65+ that Finds Active Participation in …

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New Report Confirms Potential Atrial Fibrillation-Related Stroke Crisis

Action for Stroke Prevention, an alliance of renowned health experts and patient organizations, has published new reports calling for policy makers and the medical and patient communities to join forces to prevent atrial fibrillation-related strokes. Learn more at: New Report Confirms Europe is on the Brink of a Stroke Crisis

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Policy Makers Call for Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation-Related Strokes to be National Healthcare Priority

Just ahead of World Stroke Day (October 29), policy makers have joined over 90 medical and patient organizations, including StopAfib.org, and more than 100,000 people, in calling for prevention of atrial fibrillation-related strokes to be a National Healthcare Priority. To learn more, and view the press releases for Europe, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific …

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