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Top Ten Atrial Fibrillation Articles of 2012: Most Popular StopAfib.org Afib and Stroke Articles

Top 2012 afib news story topics: Stroke prevention, CHADS2, CHA2DS2-VASc, bleeding risk, warfarin, Coumadin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, sleep apnea, catheter ablation, hybrid procedures, renal artery denervation, rate control, Multaq, and Cleveland Clinic

By Melissa Moss

  • Summary: StopAfib.org unveils the Top Ten Atrial Fibrillation Articles of 2012, indicating that patients are focused on afib stroke prevention, atrial fibrillation ablation and surgical procedures, sleep apnea, and afib medications.
  • Approximate reading time: 2–4 minutes

December 17, 2012 — Today, StopAfib.org is pleased to announce the Top Ten Atrial Fibrillation Articles of 2012.

In unveiling our most read articles of the year, we're actually providing you with two lists — the Top Ten Articles Overall and the Top Ten Articles Published in 2012, which includes only those articles published this year.

In the overall list, our top three stories are actually related, and since we usually provide the three links together, we're lumping them together here as a 3-part top story. They are likely at the top of the list because the first one is included in our Get Started Learning About Atrial Fibrillation Guide. Not surprisingly, the next most popular stories were the transcripts of our chats with the Cleveland Clinic afib experts.

Top Ten Articles Overall

  1. New Stroke Risk Factors for Those with Atrial Fibrillation (AF): Female Gender, Heart Disease, and Age (2009) and two companion stories:
  2. Transcript of Afib Chat with Cleveland Clinic Atrial Fibrillation Experts on March 2, 2012 (2012) and the companion story:
  3. FDA Panel Votes for Rivaroxaban (Xarelto): Atrial Fibrillation Patients May Soon Have Two Alternatives to Warfarin for Stroke Prevention (2011)
  4. Why Afib Patients Must Know Whether They Have Sleep Apnea (2008)
  5. What Do We Know About Multaq (dronedarone) for Atrial Fibrillation (2011)
  6. Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Predicts Atrial Fibrillation (2010)
  7. STOP AF Cryoablation for Atrial Fibrillation — Quality of Life Results and Technical Considerations (2010) 
  8. Can Catheter Ablation Successfully Treat Persistent Atrial Fibrillation (2010)
  9. Stuck in the Middle: Afib Patients on Rate Control is January EP Lab Digest Patient Perspective Focus (2012)
  10. Hybrid Procedure May Offer Better Outcomes for Persistent and Longstanding Persistent Atrial Fibrillation (2011)

Top Ten Articles Published in 2012

  1. Transcript of Afib Chat with Cleveland Clinic Atrial Fibrillation Experts on March 2, 2012 and the companion story:
  2. Stuck in the Middle: Afib Patients on Rate Control is January EP Lab Digest Patient Perspective Focus
  3. Mini Maze Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation More Effective, But With More Complications, Than Catheter Ablation
  4. StopAfib.org Article, Can Avoiding Dehydration Prevent Atrial Fibrillation, Was Featured in Grand Rounds at USATODAY.com
  5. Expert Consensus Statement Recommendations Released: Assessing Atrial Fibrillation Stroke and Bleeding Risk for Appropriate Anticoagulant Use
  6. Global Atrial Fibrillation Patient Charter Launched at World Congress of Cardiology in Dubai
  7. Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Success Rate More Than Doubles When Renal Artery Denervation Is Added To Afib Catheter Ablations
  8. Recap of Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2012 – Guest Posts by Dr. John Mandrola
  9. REGARDS Study Identifies Stroke Risk Factors That Account for Half of Racial Disparity
  10. Physician’s Weekly publishes StopAfib.org Articles in Honor of Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

Disclaimer: Companies mentioned on this site may or may not be donors to StopAfib.org but no one receives favored treatment in coverage as atrial fibrillation patients are our first priority.

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Last Modified December 17, 2012

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