In follow up to our announcement yesterday of the Top Ten Atrial Fibrillation Videos of 2011, StopAfib.org now unveils the Top Ten Atrial Fibrillation Articles of 2011.
Major topics of interest to the atrial fibrillation patient community this year were afib stroke prevention and the CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scoring tools that determine the need for anticoagulants. Also popular were stories about anticoagulant medications, including warfarin (Coumadin), dabigatran (Pradaxa), and rivaroxaban (Xarelto). Afib treatment was another popular topic, with top stories related to catheter ablation, hybrid ablation, and Multaq. And sleep apnea, another perennial favorite, was also on the list.