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Counting our Blessings in Supporting the Atrial Fibrillation Patient Community

As we started 2013, and reflected on how blessed we were to touch the lives of so many in 2012, we received two messages almost simultaneously that really touched our hearts and made us realize that we should be sharing these messages. We frequently receive kind and thoughtful messages from folks who have found solutions …

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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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Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2012 Recap and Notes – Guest Posts by Dr. John Mandrola

Dr. John Mandrola, a cardiac electrophysiologist in Louisville, Kentucky, who blogs at Dr. John M, live-blogged the 2012 Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium. He has given us permission to reprint his blog posts for the afib community. You will find them here: Recap of Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2012 – Guest Posts by Dr. John Mandrola …

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Atrial Fibrillation & Catheter Ablation–StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Sanjiv Narayan

StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Sanjiv Narayan of the University of California at San Diego. Find a transcript of the interview, and more on Dr. Narayan and the FIRM trial at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/379 In this video interview at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2011, Dr. Narayan discussed the high success rate of the FIRM trial of focal …

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Catheter & Surgical Ablation Guideline Updates–StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Hugh Calkins

StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Hugh Calkins, electrophysiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital. In this video, Dr. Calkins discussed the current effort to update and rewrite the HRS/EHRA/ECAS Expert Consensus Statement on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation, which was published in 2007. The goal is to present the new guidelines at the Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium …

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Atrial Fibrillation & Catheter Ablation Outcomes–StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Matthew Reynolds

StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Matthew Reynolds, of the Harvard Clinical Research Institute. In this video interview, Dr. Reynolds talked about his research looking at outcomes and quality of life following catheter ablation. His research analyzed quality of life data that was collected as part of a previously-reported catheter trial, in which catheter ablation was found to …

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