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Deaths from atrial fibrillation high despite use of anticoagulants

Today, at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona, it was reported that even though 80% of atrial fibrillation patients who should be on anticoagulants (according to their CHA2DS2-VASc score) are on anticoagulants, death rates at one year are still high. Most of those deaths are due to cardiovascular causes. The risk factors predicting …

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Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation on the NBC Today Show: A Patient’s Perspective

Earlier this week, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, of the NBC Today Show, took viewers inside an Electrophysiology Lab to show a live catheter ablation by Dr. Mauricio Arruda. The atrial fibrillation patient community was excited to see coverage of something related to atrial fibrillation on national TV. However, there was considerable angst in the professional community …

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