Atrial Fibrillation - Me Being Cardioverted Getting cardioverted after an episode of Atrial Fibrillation - After having an episode, the doctors gave me a procedure called Cardioversion. It is given by injecting propofol (milk of amnesia), the same drug that was administered to Michael Jackson before his death. While in a sleep state brought on by this drug... the doctors would shock my heart until it would go back into normal sinus rhythm. I posted this video because I thought it might help people who are concerned about Atrial Fibrillation. My first episode occurred when I was 33, in 2003. It happened spontaneously and has altered the way I live my life. The doctors prescribed Sotalol and Coumadin -- one to regulate my heart rhythm, the other to prevent my blood from clotting in case I had another episode. When atrial fibrillation occurs, blood pools in your heart chambers which can cause clotting, which in turn can result in stroke or even death. No matter which drugs the doctors prescribed, it was not successful in keeping my heart out of Atrial Fibrillation. It happened on the average of every three months. The only way my to get my heart back to normal rhythm was to have a cardioversion each time. This procedure is shown in the video above. I had actually enjoyed the experience. It was a short euphoric feeling, then sleep, which seemed to last only seconds. By the time I awoke, 20 to 30 minutes would have gone by. After having cardioversion 7 times, I asked a nurse to video the procedure. I never remembered ...
Atrial Septal Defect - Mayo Clinic Harold Burkhart, MD, a cardiovascular surgeon at Mayo Clinic, describes the congenital heart condition atrial septal defect (ASD) and discusses treatment options for children and adults.
Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Ablation - Understand Causes, Symptoms, Treatment Learn more at bit.ly What is atrial fibrillation? Dr. Steven Hao, of CPMC San Francisco, explains atrial fibrillation as well as treatment options including heart ablation. Atrial Fibrillation causes and symptoms. Atrial fibrillation (AF or A-fib) is also known as cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm). It may cause palpitations, fainting, chest pain, or congestive heart failure. Now you know health video.
Atrial Tachycardia Atrial Tachycardia is caused by an irritated site in the Atria. It is regularly-regular with visible P waves (unlike SVT where the P waves are absent). Intervention are focused on correcting the causes depending on the patient's stability. Follow AHA 2005 Guidelines ACLS algorithms.
Atrial Fibrillation, Part 2 - Fletcher Allen Health Care, Vermont - Peter Spector, MD, a nationally renowned expert in heart rhythm disorders, discusses atrial fibrillation -- an irregular heart beat -- and a procedure used to correct this condition known as cardiac ablation. Fletcher Allen, a university medical center located in Burlington, Vermont, is allied with the University of Vermont. Contact Fletcher Allen Cardiology at (802) 847-4600. As a university hospital, Fletcher Allen's team of more than 20 cardiologists and heart surgeons are providing nationally recognized treatment that is virtually unsurpassed -- from prevention to cardiac catheterization, from heart rhythm disorders to bypass surgery.
Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Maggie Berk, a nurse at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, was experiencing fatigue and heart palpatations. It was discovered that she was experiencing atrial fibrillation. Dr. Mitch Faddis treated her wtih catheter ablation, which was taken to the next level with a system developed at the hospital called stereotaxis. Stereotaxis is essentially 3-D mapping. Maggie was in the hospital less than 24 hours, and now has her energy back and enjoys her life. To learn more, visit
Atrial Fibrillation When Charles Pyron's heart rhythm problem wasn't getting better, he turned to the heart specialists at UAB. UAB Cardiologist Vance Plumb, MD, explains the benefits of treatment at UAB.
Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Options Samuel Asirvatham, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, discusses various treatment options for atrial fibrillation, including atrial fibrillation ablation.
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Atrial Fibrillation Radiofrequency Ablation Atrial Fibrillation Radiofrequency Ablation will be the focus of a live webcast, hosted by Hartford Hospital from 6 to 7 pm EDT (22:00 UTC). The most common form of arrhythmia, ATRIAL FIBRILLATION (A-fib) affects some 2 million Americans each year. This interruption in the regular heartbeat impairs the heart's ability to perform effectively, and can result in stroke, congestive heart failure or cardiomyopathy. Origins of the disorder are not clearly understood, but chances of developing it increase with age.When medications and other conventional interventions fail to restore a normal heartbeat, radiofrequency ablation is a leading option. The electrophysiology experts at Hartford Hospital are...
Minimally Invasive Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation Minimally invasive surgery for atrial fibrillation ("mini-maze") is a procedure intended to cure atrial fibrillation. During the procedure, attempts are made to electrically isolate the pulmonary veins from the left atrium using a bipolar radiofrequency clamp that is applied to the atrium, then removed. Some of the intrinsic autonomic activity of the left atrium, which is thought to initate and maintain atrial fibrillation in some patients, is also eliminated during this procedure.
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What is Atrial Fibrillation Learn more about Atrial Fibrillation at a-fib Atrial fibrillation (or A-Fib) is a kind of abnormal heartbeat (or arrhythmia) where your heart beats irregularly and abnormally fast. A-Fib affects approximately 250000 Canadians. Individuals with atrial fibrillation have 3 to 5 times greater risk for stroke than those without A-Fib.
Mending Young Hearts: Atrial Septal Defect Repair DMC pediatric heart specialist uses less invasive technique to repair a child's Atrial Septal Defect ("Hole in the heart.".) ~ Detroit Medical Center
Atrial Flutter Atrial Flutter with 4:1 Block (4 P waves to 1 QRS) P waves are described as "Sharks Teeth," "Sawtooth," or Picket Fences." T waves are not visible. Can also have 2:1, 3:1, or variable blocks.
ECG: Atrial Fibrillation Paramedic Tutor blog by Rob Theriault
Atrial Fibrillation, Part 1 - Fletcher Allen Health Care, Vermont - Peter Spector, MD, a nationally renowned expert in heart rhythm disorders, discusses atrial fibrillation -- an irregular heart beat -- and a procedure used to correct this condition known as cardiac ablation. Fletcher Allen, a university medical center located in Burlington, Vermont, is allied with the University of Vermont. Contact Fletcher Allen Cardiology at (802) 847-4600. As a university hospital, Fletcher Allen's team of more than 20 cardiologists and heart surgeons are providing nationally recognized treatment that is virtually unsurpassed -- from prevention to cardiac catheterization, from heart rhythm disorders to bypass surgery.
Atrial Fibrillation Description Samuel Asirvatham, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, discusses atrial fibrillation—what it is and how its diagnosed.
Atrial Flutter John C Grammer shows Artrial Flutter
Understanding Atrial Fibrillation An irregular heartbeat might be linked with a more serious medical condition such as Atrial Fibrillation (AF), the most common type of heart arrhythmia in the United States. Professors and physicians at Stanford University Medical Center stress the importance of early diagnosis and appropriate treatment for a number of cardiac arrhythmias that affect more than 2 million Americans. What is the difference between a benign palpitation and a life-threatening affliction?
Atrial Fibrillation Study (1) Timothy Olson, MD, a Mayo Clinic pediatric cardiologist, provides an overview of a study about genetic causes for atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder. For more information, go to
Atrial Fibrillation Join Dr. Jose Nazari in a live online chat on atrial fibrillation on Feburary 9th at 10 am. To learn more and sign up, visit /chat NorthShore University HealthSystem Cardiac Electrophysiologists Wes Fisher, MD, Jose Nazari, MD and Alex Ro, MD discuss atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that starts in the upper parts (atria) of the heart.
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Atrial Fibrillation This patient education video explains atrial fibrillation and its treatment options. Included are the following sections: Anatomy, Atrial Fibrillation, Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Cardioversion, Anticoagulation, and Prevention.
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Atrial Fibrillation & Genetics-- interviews Dr. Patrick Ellinor interviews Dr. Patrick Ellinor, electrophysiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. In this video interview, Dr. Ellinor talked about his research as part of a consortium that investigates the correlation between genetics and atrial fibrillation. He discussed how in the past five to seven years, they have learned that a family history of afib can be a risk factor for the disease, and cautioned that those with a family member with afib should take palpitations or arrhythmias seriously. Dr. Ellinor is a cardiac electrophysiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. His clinical focus is on cardiac arrhythmias and in particular atrial fibrillation and heritable arrhythmias including long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. Find more information on the study, Dr. Ellinor, or how to help with the study, at:
Hybrid Maze Procedure For Patients with Atrial Fibrillation OR- webcast April 9, 2008 at 3:30 PM CDT From Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois Richard Lee, MD, cardiac surgeon and surgical director for the Center of Atrial Fibrillation at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute of Northwestern Memorial Hospital is pioneering the Hybrid Maze procedure, a minimally invasive surgery for patients with atrial fibrillation. On Wednesday, April 9th, 2008, you can see a live panel discussion regarding the Hybrid Maze procedure performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lee and Patrick McCarthy, MD, co-director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute and the chief of the division of cardiothoracic surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital will host this interactive discussion and describe the surgery with taped footage of a hybrid maze procedure.
Atrial Fibrillation This clip talks about Atrial Fibrillation, and it's workup and management. ENJOY!!
What is atrial fibrillation? Heart and Stroke Foundation researcher Dr. Paul Dorian explains the causes and risk factors of atrial fibrillation, and how it differs from heart disease, using illustrations and animation.
Living with Atrial Fibrillation Atrial Fibrillation also known as arrhythmia causes a rapid heartbeat. Ways to manage the heart condition to help you lead a normal life.
Atrial Fibrillation: The Most Common Heart Arrhythmia Diseases of the heart and blood vessels are the leading causes of death and disability in men and women in the United States, but recent data demonstrates that you can have a positive impact on reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease through lifestyle changes. Join us for a comprehensive review of these complex, but now preventable and treatable, conditions. Series: UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public [8/2010] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 18544]
Tumour of the Heart (Left Atrial Myxoma) Myxoma is a Rare Benign Tumour of the Heart. it usually originates from the Left Atrial septum. as it enlarges in size it interferes with the normal function of the Mitral Valve, obstrcting the Flow of blood into the left Ventricle and giving symptoms of Mitral Stenosis (narrowing). The Tumour can be friable and fragments may Embolize to the Brain and present as a Sroke or Sudden Death.
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Atrial Fibrillation Screening by Life Line Screening Atrial Fibrilation (A-Fib) can increase your risk of stroke by up to five times. Learn more about atrial fibrillation screening and how preventive health screenings from Life Line Screening can save lives by screening for atrial fibrillation. To learn more about atrial fibrillation screenings from Life Line Screening or to schedule a health screening today, visit the Life Line Screening website at http or call 1-877-237-1336
Atrial Fibrillation: Cardioversion If you like this animation, LIKE us on Facebook: This 3D animation shows how an abnormal heart rhythm, such as atrial fibrillation (a-fib or afib), can be restored with electrical cardioversion. This animation shows normal heart rhythm with electrical signals that originate at the SA node. A heart with abnormal signals and atrial fibrillation is shown forming a blood clot which results in a stroke. Next, the steps of the cardioversion procedure are illustrated: the placement of EKG electrodes, the placement of cardioversion paddles, the delivery of shock to the chest and heart, and the restoration of normal electrical signals within the heart.
Premature Atrial Contraction / Complex (PAC) A PAC is not a rhythm, it is an ectopic beat that originates from the Atria. The underlying rhythm is Sinus Rhythm at 69bpm with PAC. Correct the causes to avoid usurpation (taking over) of Atrial rhythms. It can occur every other normal beat (Bigeminal), every other third normal beat (Trigeminal), or every other fourth normal beat (Quadrigeminal). It can also occur in pairs (coupled) or three or more in a row (Run, Burst, PAT). Follow AHA ACLS 2005 Guidelines narrow complex tachycardia algorithm.
Atrial Septal Defect A heart condition called Atrial Septal Defect is characterized by an opening between the atria. This allows extra blood flow and leads to an enlargement of the right heart and pulmonary arteries. To learn more about Atrial Septal Defect, visit: To learn more about The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital, visit:
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Atrial Fibrillation Dr. Walid Saliba, Cleveland Clinic staff cardiologist, discusses atrial fibrillation, the most common irregular heart rhythm that starts in the atria