New hybrid procedure treats atrial fibrillation Washington University doctors are performing a new procedure to treat atrial fibrillation, a condition that causes the upper chambers of the heart to quiver instead of beat effectively. During the new hybrid procedure, doctors have access to both the inside and the outside of the heart, helping to better block the erratic electrical signals that cause the heart to misfire
Dr Anne B. Curtis and Dr A. John Camm: New American and European Guidelines for Atrial Fibrillation Interview from the Heart Rhythm Society's 32nd Annual Scientific Sessions / HRS 2011, with Dr Anne B. Curtis and Dr A. John Camm about new American and European Guidelines for Atrial Fibrillation Differ Modestly. Full interview:
Dian's Story -- atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, second opinions After feeling uncomfortable with a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation received at a big-city heart hospital, Dian Gerstner sought a second opinion from a Marshfield Clinic cardiologist she trusted. He saw signs of something more and confirmed a dangerous blockage of an important artery. She was successfully treated for both problems in Weston at Ministry Saint Clare's Hospital.
Atrial Fibrillation (Spanish) 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.
Treatments to Prevent Stroke in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Dr. Patrick Ellinor, cardiologist at the Mass General Heart Center, says you should discuss your condition with your doctor, since many people who could benefit from specific treatments are not aware of them. Learn more about new treatment options for atrial fibrillation, and how genetics is helping us predict how people will respond to those treatments: This video does not establish a doctor--patient relationship and it is not an attempt to practice medicine or provide specific clinical advice. This video is provided for reference and educational purposes only. Its content is not meant to be complete or exhaustive or to be applicable to any specific individual's medical condition. The information provided in the video is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and it should not be used to make a diagnosis or to replace or overrule a qualified health care provider's judgment. Always consult with a qualified and licensed physician regarding any health concerns, and follow their advice without delay regardless of anything you hear in this video. If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. © Massachusetts General Hospital. 2011. All rights reserved.
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.
Atrial Fibrillation: Epidemiology & Novel Oral Anticoagulants - Samuel Goldhaber, MD Atrial Fibrillation: Epidemiology and Novel Oral Anticoagulants Samuel Z. Goldhaber, MD North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF) Thrombosis Prevention Forum 2011 April 28, 2011 Boston, MA
Ablation treatment for ventricular fibrillation at Johns Hopkins After an irregular heart rhythm struck out of the blue, James Cromwell made a dramatic comeback.
NSAIDs and Atrial Fibrillation Describes the association between NSAIDs and cardiovascular side effects, specifically dysrhythmias. By David W. Woodruff, MSN, RN-BC, CNS, CEN of Ed4Nurses, Inc.
Strike Out Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation According to a new report, How Can We Avoid a Stroke Crisis in the Asia-Pacific Region?, urgent coordinated action is needed to avoid millions of preventable strokes, which leave many patients who have atrial fibrillation (AF) both mentally and physically disabled, or dead, every year. The report, launched today during the 18th Asian Pacific Congress of Cardiology (APCC) by Action for Stroke Prevention, a group of health experts from across the globe, proposes urgent measures to prevent stroke in Asia-Pacific patients with AF, the most common, sustained abnormal heart rhythm and a major cause of stroke. The report's recommendations are endorsed by 32 leading Asia-Pacific and other global medical societies and patient organizations, reinforcing and recognizing the need for a call to action. To view Multimedia News Release, go to
Second Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation - My Experience On May 10th, 2011 I had my second catheter ablation for Afib. Cure for Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Cure for Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) (Fix for Heart Rhythm Problems) (catheter ablation procedure) (catheter ablation for SVT) (catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation) (radiofrequency catheter ablation) (catheter ablation surgery) (What Is Atrial Fibrillation) (heart surgery) (electrical cardioversion) (irregular heart rhythm) (arrhythmia) (Cardiac Electrophysiologists) (cardiac catheterization) (heart rhythm disorders) (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)
Atrial Fibrillation Institute Atrial Fibrillation is the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm and affects millions of people around the world. The A-Fib Institute is a unique partnership of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and St. Vincent's HealthCare. View this First Coast Living Segment featuring Drs. Magnano, Oza, Sippens-Groenewegen. Call 904-388-1820 for more information.
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Heart Disease #09: Arrhythmias & Fibrillation Naturopath and Nutritionist Frank Cooper discusses prescription drugs and food chemicals that can cause irregular heartbeats in people who are otherwise healthy. If incorrectly diagnosed, this will result in inappropriate prescription drugs to treat a worrying condition that is actually caused by certain chemical. Frank is the author of the book 'Cholesterol and The French Paradox'.
Atrial Fibrillation After Heart Surgery With Dr. Niv Ad, Inova Heart Center -- Dr. Niv Ad addresses patient concerns about atrial fibrillation after heart valve surgery (aortic valve replacement with pericardial tissue. Dr. Ad, who is the chief of cardiac surgery at Inova Heart Institute in Falls Church, Virginia, address post-operative issues related to inflammation and basic heart mechanisms.
Atrial Fibrillation - Educational Lecture by Dr Divyakant Gandhi Dr. Divyakant B. Gandhi gave this presentation on the topic of "Minimally Invasive Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation". on February 6th, 2008 in Lansing Michigan.
2011-5/24 ATRIAL FIBRILLATION ASSOC W/ ELEVATED RISK OF DEATH IN OTHERWISE HEALTHY MID-AGE WOMEN Atrial fibrillation is a sustained irregular heartbeat occurring when there is a disturbance in the heart's electrical system. Prior studies have shown an increased risk of death in older patients with this disorder. A new study finds there is also an increased risk of death in otherwise healthy middle-age women with low cardiovascular events who develop atrial fibrillation. Catherine Dolf has more in this week's JAMA Report.
NATF Thrombosis Prevention Forum 2011: Atrial Fibrillation Management Panel North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF) Thrombosis Prevention Forum 2011: Atrial Fibrillation Management Thursday April, 28 2011 Boston, MA Panelists: Mark Estes, MD Karen Fiumara, PharmD Julie Shea, MS, RNCS, FHRS, CCDS Daniel Frank, Atrial Fibrillation Patient Kenneth Bauer, MD Henry I. Bussey, PharmD Charles Carter, MBA, PharmD C. Gregory Elliot, MD Geno Merli, MD Robert C. Pendleton, MD Farzaneh Sorond, MD, PhD Paul Stein, MD Moderators: Samuel Z. Goldhaber, MD Gregory Piazza, MD
Study linking Atrial Fibrillation and Mild Cognitive Impairment Finds Women More at Risk Patients with atrial fibrillation are more likely to develop non-amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI) report researchers from the Mayo Clinic. Rosebud Roberts, MD, an epidemiologist at Mayo Clinic, discusses the findings.
Sleep apnea tied to atrial fibrillation return NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After catheter ablation, patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to experience recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) than are their OSA-free counterparts, California-based researchers report in an April 29th on-line paper in the American Journal of Cardiology. For more information, please visit:
Freezing away Atrial Fibrillation at Pepin Heart Hospital Atrial fibrillation or irregular heart rhythm affects millions of Americans and can lead to fatal heart attacks and strokes. Doctors at Pepin Heart Hospital are using a new FDA-approved device to freeze the problem away.
African Americans less apt to develop atrial fibrillation after heart bypass surgery NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -- African Americans are less likely to develop atrial fibrillation after isolated coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery than European Americans, a new study confirms. For more information, please visit:
ECG: Atrial Fibrillation Paramedic Tutor blog by Rob Theriault
Cox Maze Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation at Barnes-Jewish Hospital Atrial fibrillation is the most common of heart arrhythmias and a procedure developed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine to eliminate it called Cox Maze is performed on over 10000 patients a year. Ralph Damiano, MD, chief of cardiac surgery at Barnes-Jewish and Washington University, has advanced the procedure a great deal since 1987 when surgeon James Cox, MD, first invented the surgery at the former Barnes Hospital. Find out more at
Lone atrial fibrillation: what is known and what is to come Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most prevalent sustained cardiac arrhythmia in adults, affecting around 1% of general population. Atrial fibrillation is commonly associated with structural heart disease and is a major cause of significant cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. This video discusses the paper in the April issue of the International Journal of Clinical Practice 'Lone atrial fibrillation: what is known and what is to come' by TS Potpara and GYH Lip. Read the paper:
Stroke Survivors Association- Atrial Fibrillation and Pradax Support Stroke Survivors Association educate the community about Stroke and atrial fibrillation by VOTING DAILY AT www.strokesurvivors.ca
ECG: Ventricular Fibrillation Paramedic Tutor blog by Rob Theriault
Atrial Fibrillation - The New Epidemic Atrial Fibrillation - The New Epidemic Hope for the future; But are we there yet? Slideshow presentation by Dr. Divyakant B. Gandhi and Dr. John Ip - Ingham Regional Medical Center, Lansing Michigan
"Know Your Heart Series", Interventional Electrophysiology Series, Atrial Fibrillation
How do you treat atrial fibrillation? The treatments involve both treating the rhythm problem itself so that people don't get the rhythm problem. And if they do get it, also treating the risks associated with the stroke that comes with the rhythm problem. There's a number of options you have for patients but one of those options should include, for many patients, a blood thinning drug to help prevent stroke if they have atrial fibrillation. If you want to treat the arrhythmia, there's a number of different options that you have for treating atrial fibrillation. One is medications. And medications are anti-arrhythmic medications and we have about a dozen different rhythm-controlled medications available to us. The other alternative for patients with atrial fibrillation if medications fail, is catheter ablation. It's basically a minimally invasive procedure. With catheter ablation, a catheter is inserted through a vein in the leg and can be traced up into the heart under x-ray, using three dimensional guidance systems which we have here at JFK Medical Center. We can actually map the electrical system of the heart and identify these usual suspect cells, the areas in the heart where atrial fibrillation tends to come from. Once we have identified, mapped, and identified areas where atrial fibrillation tends to come from, we can then apply the catheter to these areas. Now, the catheter is a very special catheter. It can navigate in three dimensions. It has a temperature sensor on it. It has an internal cooling ...
Minimally Invasive Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation - Lecture by Dr Divyakant Gandhi and Dr John Ip
Atrial Fibrillation Clinic Proves Successful Dr. Prakash Deedwania comments on the outcomes achieved by a specialized clinic that used a multidisciplinary team approach to treat atrial fibrillation and reduce cardiovascular hospitalizations and cardiovascular deaths. See the related story at
September is National Atrial Fibrillation Month Marvin Burkett began experiencing symptoms of atrial fibrillation over 20 years ago. September is National Atrial Fibrillation month - learn more about the condition and what Stanford physicians can do for patients.
Atrial Fibrillation The Heart and Stroke Foundation reveals "Be Pulse Aware" booth this weekend at the CNE
Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Jane Seymour sheds light on the irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation which puts patients five times more at risk of suffering a stroke.
What are the signs and symptoms of atrial fibrillation? Atrial fibrillation tends to cause an irregular rapid pulse. In many patients, what they feel is palpitations, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, and dizziness. The other issue is that atrial fibrillation can lead to stroke. When patients are in atrial fibrillation, not only do they often have palpitations, feel short of breath, feel a rapid and irregular pulse, but it's remember: during atrial fibrillation the upper chamber is really not pumping blood, its quivering. So, when the upper chamber quivers, blood can pool and blood can clot and so patients who have atrial fibrillation are at higher risk of stroke and many of those patients will have a stroke. The problem is if somebody doesn't have symptoms and they have a-fib, that's actually worse because they can be in a-fib for long periods of time and not know it and can lead to an increased risk of stroke. Older patients tend to have slower pulses and so when atrial fibrillation occurs, the pulse will often times be relatively slow and they don't know they are in it. And that's a problem because these patients are at a high risk of stroke and don't know until they have an EKG.
Mitral Regurgitation & Atrial Fibrillation Treatment With Dr. Patrick McCarthy -- Dr. Patrick McCarthy, Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Discusses The Diagnosis & Treatment of Mitral Valve Regurgitation and Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) at the AATS conference with Adam Pick.
What causes atrial fibrillation? Atrial fibrillation can be caused by a number of different things, but it's generally caused by something which stretches the upper two chambers of the heart. In particular, the left upper chamber of the heart. If it's subject to stress, if it's stretched, atrial fibrillation can occur. When the upper chambers of the heart are stretched, they become sort of ticklish and they start to quiver. So, patients who have atrial fibrillation will often times have high blood pressure or a leaky heart valve or a combination of those things and cause the upper chambers to become stretched and that's what causes atrial fibrillation. In many patients, atrial fibrillation occurs for unknown reasons. Those patients are called "lone atrial fibrillators."They have lone atrial fibrillation and in those patients, there is no obvious identifiable cause for A Fib. They just have it.
Ventricular Fibrillation in time lapse HCFR Training Division presents actual time lapse footage of a heart in ventricular fibrillation.
More risk than benefit with combination antithrombotic therapy in atrial fibrillation NEW YORK (Reuters Health) -- In patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), combination antithrombotic therapy with an anticoagulant and an antiplatelet increases the risk for clinically relevant bleeding with no significant reduction in stroke risk, a post hoc ***ysis of the AMADEUS trial confirms. For more information, please visit: We created this video and we own all rights to all content in the video.
Ventricular Fibrillation - VFIB - ECG Simulator - Arrhythmia Simulator Ventricular Fibrillation simulated by a TechPatient CARDIO ECG Simulator with the Ritmic Module Arrhythmia Simulator installed.
Frequently asked questions regarding atrial fibrillation catheter ablation Educational video about the most common questions regarding atrial fibrillation catheter ablation. Provided by Eastside Cardiology ().