September 25, 2017

Do You Have Persistent or Longstanding Persistent Atrial Fibrillation? You May Qualify for the aMAZE Study

If you have persistent or longstanding persistent afib and are considering a catheter ablation, you may qualify to participate in the aMAZE Study. This study is for the purpose of determining if adding the LARIAT procedure before a catheter ablation can help. Learn more about the study at: The aMAZE Study will evaluate the benefits […]

Catheter Ablation Panel with Drs. Kowal, Natale, Marrouche, and Narayan — Video from 2015 Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference

The Catheter Ablation Panel at the 2015 Get in Rhythm, Stay in Rhythm National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference was chaired by Robert C. Kowal, MD, PhD, FHRS, and included: Andrea Natale, MD, FHRS; Nassir Marrouche, MD, FHRS; and Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD. The video of the panel contains two hours of introductory and advanced […]

Atrial flutter cured by catheter ablation and reduces atrial fibrillation risk

New research from the University of California at San Francisco indicates that atrial flutter can be cured through catheter ablation and doing so can reduce the risk for atrial fibrillation. To learn more, see: Catheter Ablation a First-Line Treatment for Atrial Flutter

Duke Atrial Fibrillation Symptom Study Needs You If You Are Having Your First Afib Catheter Ablation

The Duke University School of Nursing is conducting a study about afib symptoms after catheter ablation and we are helping spread the word. You can participate if you will be having your first atrial fibrillation catheter ablation before August 22, 2014. As part of the study, you get to wear the popular Zio®patch cardiac monitor. […]

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 […]

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. Wilber Su Discusses Cryoballoon Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation — Video

In this video interview, Dr. Wilber Su discusses what he has learned from doing more than 600 cryoballoon ablations as well as about 50 hybrid procedures. To watch the video or read the transcript, see: Cryo Balloon Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation — Video Interview with Dr. Wilber Su

Counting our Blessings in Supporting the Atrial Fibrillation Patient Community

As we started 2013, and reflected on how blessed we were to touch the lives of so many in 2012, we received two messages almost simultaneously that really touched our hearts and made us realize that we should be sharing these messages. We frequently receive kind and thoughtful messages from folks who have found solutions […]

Top Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Videos of 2012

StopAfib.org is pleased to unveil the Top Ten Atrial Fibrillation Videos of 2012. This year the FIRM ablation interviews with Dr. Narayan topped the list. Other popular topics included stroke prevention, new afib guidelines, sleep apnea, and medications. Stories about efficacy of catheter ablation and surgical procedures, comparisons of rate and rhythm control, and other […]