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Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm: Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference

Learn how to get in rhythm and stay in rhythm at the Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference that will be held in Dallas on November 2, 2013. The conference is for afib patients, their families, and caregivers, and includes presentations by leading afib experts to provide atrial fibrillation patients with more information about living with afib …

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Dr. James Cox and Mellanie True Hills Receive Physician & Patient Ambassador of the Year Awards

At World Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Day on September 14, 2013, Dr. James Cox received the Global Atrial Fibrillation Alliance Physician Ambassador of the Year Award and Mellanie True Hills received the Global Atrial Fibrillation Alliance Patient Ambassador of the Year Award. Hospital and Industry Ambassador of the Year Awards were also presented. Learn more at …

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Dr. Andy Kiser Discusses the Hybrid Ablation for Tailoring Atrial Fibrillation Treatment — Video

In this video interview, Dr. Andy Kiser discusses the hybrid ablation (also called the hybrid procedure) for atrial fibrillation to tailor treatment for individual patients. This hybrid approach combines a surgical ablation procedure and a catheter ablation in the same setting, and is done by a team that consists of both a surgeon and an …

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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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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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Dr. Randy Wolf on Evolution of Atrial Fibrillation Mini Maze Procedure and Comparison to Catheter Ablation — Video

In this video, creator of the mini maze surgical procedure, Dr. Randall Wolf, describes the evolution of the procedure and how it came to be called the Wolf mini maze. He also discusses the effect of a minimalist approach to lesions, as well as how the mini maze procedure compares to catheter ablation. Watch the …

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Is It Time to Re-think Typical Atrial Fibrillation Treatment?

The wildly beating heart, fatigue and other debilitating symptoms are well known to the many millions of people impacted by atrial fibrillation. Some of those who have afib may have no outward symptoms, but are still at risk of serious and long-term damage to the heart. Symptoms or not, rate control is the common treatment …

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