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Video: Dabigatran and Rivaroxaban are possible Coumadin replacements

If you're on Coumadin or warfarin for your atrial fibrillation, you're probably interested in the coming replacements for it. In part 2 of our Coumadin series, Dr. Manish Shah, Electrophysiologist at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC, talks about the clotting cascade and two drugs that are potential replacements for Coumadin. See the video at: …

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FDA Approves First Device for Treating Atrial Fibrillation

We recently reported that an ablation catheter clinical trial would potentially usher in FDA approval of the first device for treating atrial fibrillation. That approval was just granted today when the NAVISTAR® THERMOCOOL® Catheter from Biosense Webster (Johnson & Johnson) was approved by the FDA for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. Finally, a step in …

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Success Magazine Profiles StopAfib.org Founder Mellanie True Hills

The latest issue of Success magazine talks about Mellanie True Hills, founder of StopAfib.org, and her story of living with atrial fibrillation and having surgery to cure atrial fibrillation as well as launching StopAfib.org to save lives. Read: Success magazine shares the story of StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills and her atrial fibrillation surgery

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Home INR Testing For Atrial Fibrillation Patients Proven Effective

A study by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs found that home anticoagulation monitoring of patients on warfarin (Coumadin) was as effective as testing at the hospital clinic. Thus, for those that can't easily get to the hospital clinic, home INR (International Normalized Ratio) monitoring can be an effective and safe alternative. And Medicare now …

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Request for FDA Approval of Catheter for Atrial Fibrillation Ablation May Usher in Sea Change

One of the many studies reported on this week at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in New Orleans was about an ablation catheter clinical trial (from Biosense Webster) that may finally usher in the first FDA approval of a device for treating atrial fibrillation. Read why this could be good news for anyone with …

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Atrial Fibrillation Seminar — Chicago

UPDATED 11-18-08: This event is being postponed and rescheduled for after the holidays.  For those near Chicago, Illinois (Schaumburg, to be exact), we hope that you can join us at an atrial fibrillation patient information seminar on November 22. It is sponsored by the Alexian Brothers Cardiovascular Institute. Read: Free Seminar on Atrial Fibrillation, Schaumburg, …

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