January 23, 2018

New Patient Profile — Michele Straube to Cross Heart of Alps for Atrial Fibrillation Awareness

Check out the latest patient profile at StopAfib.org. Thanks to a catheter ablation that stopped her atrial fibrillation, Michele Straube, an outdoors enthusiast, will be undertaking an adventure that she is calling “Crossing the Heart of the Alps for Atrial Fibrillation Awareness.” While you’re there, check out all our patient stories.

Dr. Riccardo Cappato on the Impact of Atrial Fibrillation on Competitive Athletes – Video

At Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2010, Dr. Riccardo Cappato talked about the impact of atrial fibrillation on competitive and professional athletes and how catheter ablation for afib has allowed many to return to training and competition. Watch the video, or read the transcript: Dr. Riccardo Cappato Part 2: Discussion of Athletes and Atrial Fibrillation

An Electrophysiologist Experiences Atrial Fibrillation

We often hear atrial fibrillation patients say that they wish their doctors could experience afib just once so they might better understand what we afib patients go through. Dr. John Mandrola, a Louisville-based electrophysiologist and a bike racer, just shared his story of experiencing atrial fibrillation and how it made him a more empathic doctor. […]

Is Catheter Ablation a Better Treatment Than Drugs for Atrial Fibrillation in Serious and Professional Athletes?

At the recent Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium, catheter ablation was presented as possibly a better atrial fibrillation (AF) treatment option for serious and professional athletes than antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs). According to Dr. Riccardo Cappato (Institute Policlinics San Donato, Milan, Italy), antiarrhythmic drug therapy has not been popular with this patient population.”Even when effective, AADs significantly […]

Find Targeted Atrial Fibrillation Discussions for Your Location or Special Interest

If you’re looking for a group of folks who have the kind of atrial fibrillation that you do, check out the StopAfib.org discussion forums. If you are a young afibber, or have valvular afib or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and afib, or if you’re interested in afib and exercise, afib and pregnancy, afib and sleep apnea, or […]

Update to “Olympic Athlete Fights Atrial Fibrillation”

I recently wrote Olympic Athlete Nicola Coles Fights Atrial Fibrillation about the New Zealand rower who experienced atrial fibrillation during her final training for Beijing. You may have wondered if Nicola’s afib impacted her during the Olympics. You’ll find the answer in the updated story: Nicola Coles and Other Olympic Athletes Fight Atrial Fibrillation Just […]

Olympic Athlete Nicola Coles Fights Atrial Fibrillation

 I love the Olympics, and find myself staying up half the night watching them. Yes, I know it’s bad, but it’s only for a short while. I found myself transfixed the other night by the women’s gymnastics competition. They were so incredibly graceful, and yet so powerful, too. Not being athletic myself, I find this […]