September 21, 2017

Dr. Lakkireddy Discusses Yoga for Atrial Fibrillation and Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion — Video

At the recent Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2014, we did a two-part video interview with Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy. In part one, he discusses left atrial appendage occlusion and the LAALA-AF (Left Atrial Appendage Ligation and Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation) Registry. In part two, he explores the effects of yoga, including whether yoga can delay the transition […]

Video Preview of Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference — Dr. Robert Kowal on Afib Catheter Ablation

Dr. Robert Kowal, Electrophysiologist (Baylor), will speak at our November 2, 2013, Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference.  He will talk about: New catheter ablation technologies, such as FIRM ablation, laser balloon ablation, and multielectrode RF ablation Left atrial appendage procedures that electrophysiologists do, such as Lariat and Watchman How to […]

Top Things You Need to Know When Taking an Anticoagulant – Video

StopAfib.org participated in a video series for those living with afib. The latest video, The Top Things You Need to Know When Taking an Anticoagulant, was released on September 29 for World Heart Day. To learn more, and watch the video, go to: StopAfib.org Participates in New Video Series About Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Risk

What Are the Hidden Risks of Atrial Fibrillation?

During Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, StopAfib.org highlights a new video that explains the hidden afib risks. Learn more at: New StopAfib.org Video Explains the Hidden Afib Risks for Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month 2013

What you don’t know about atrial fibrillation could kill you, or a loved one! Atrial fibrillation (also called afib) is an irregular heartbeat (or heart rhythm), and is a major cause of strokes. Having afib increases your stroke risk by 500 percent. In addition, afib can lead to heart failure, dementia, and even Alzheimer’s disease. […]

ESC: Detecting Fibrosis with MRI to Improve Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation Success

Here is an update on the DECAAF study that Dr. Nassir Marrouche presented at the European Society of Cardiology in Amsterdam today. According to Dr. Marrouche, the amount of fibrosis (scar tissue created in the heart by atrial fibrillation), as measured on pre-ablation MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging), predicts the success of catheter ablations for atrial […]

StopAfib CEO Mellanie True Hills Interviewed by Deanne DeMarco on Today’s Inspiring Women — Audio

On Today’s Inspiring Women, host Deanne DeMarco interviewed Loretta Rosenmayer, CEO of Trench-It, and Mellanie True Hills, Founder and CEO of StopAfib.org. Mellanie’s interview starts at about 31 minutes into the program; however, if you happen to be a young woman in business, you’ll also enjoy listening to the interview with Loretta Rosenmayer, a very […]

Dr. Andy Kiser Discusses the Hybrid Ablation for Tailoring Atrial Fibrillation Treatment — Video

In this video interview, Dr. Andy Kiser discusses the hybrid ablation (also called the hybrid procedure) for atrial fibrillation to tailor treatment for individual patients. This hybrid approach combines a surgical ablation procedure and a catheter ablation in the same setting, and is done by a team that consists of both a surgeon and an […]

Dr. Nassir Marrouche on Multicenter Atrial Fibrillation DECAAF Trial Presented at HRS — Video

In the late breaking clinical trials session at Heart Rhythm 2013, Dr. Nassir Marrouche presented results of the multicenter DECAAF trial. Dr. Marrouche talked with us on video about the results presented at HRS, including the role of hypertension (high blood pressure) in the development of atrial fibrosis and the evaluation by MRI of atrial […]

Dr. Sanjiv Narayan on Results of FIRM Ablation Without Pulmonary Vein Isolation — Video

In the late breaking clinical trials session at Heart Rhythm 2013, Dr. Sanjiv Narayan presented early results of the multicenter PRECISE-PAF trial of FIRM ablation without pulmonary vein isolation. We caught up with Dr. Narayan and he talked with us on video about these findings along with other FIRM results presented at HRS. To watch […]