February 23, 2018

Top Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Articles of 2012

StopAfib.org is pleased to unveil the Top Ten Atrial Fibrillation Articles of 2012. There were many topics of interest this year to the atrial fibrillation patient community. As always, the top interest was atrial fibrillation stroke prevention — that included the CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scoring tools that determine the need for anticoagulants, the HAS-BLED tool […]

Mini Maze Procedure May Be a Good Option for Atrial Fibrillation Patients Who Have Failed Catheter Ablation

Results from FAST, the first-ever randomized trial to compare the effectiveness of minimally invasive surgical ablation (also called the mini maze procedure) for atrial fibrillation and catheter ablation for afib, were presented at the recent American Heart Association meeting. The FAST study enrolled patients who had failed a previous catheter ablation procedure. The minimally invasive […]

Surgeon Explains Why Hybrid Ablation “Makes Sense” for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Treatment

Hybrid ablation is an emerging treatment for patients with persistent and longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation. It is a dual approach, in which an electrophysiologist ablates from inside the heart and the cardiac surgeon ablates on the outside the heart. Dr. James Edgerton, a cardiac surgeon at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano in Texas, who spoke […]

Dr. James Edgerton Consults with an Afib Patient About Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Options – Video

In this video, Dr. Edgerton consults with an afib patient and caregiver about such atrial fibrillation treatment options as medication, cardioversion, catheter ablation, Cox maze surgery, and the minimally invasive (mini maze) surgical procedure. Watch the video at: Dr. James R. Edgerton Discusses Treatment Options with an Atrial Fibrillation Patient and Caregiver – Video

New Five Box Maze Procedure Is Promising Treatment for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

A new mini maze procedure developed by Dr. John Sirak at Ohio State University is a promising new treatment for persistent atrial fibrillation as it closely replicates the “gold standard” Cox Maze III lesion set in the heart’s left atrium. This “five box” thoracoscopic maze procedure may be better able to treat persistent AF specifically […]

Top Atrial Fibrillation Doctors Named to Inaugural StopAfib.org Medical Advisory Board

Today is a very special day for StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills as she celebrates five years of being afib-free as a result of her minimally-invasive (mini maze) procedure. It is also National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, so today is the perfect day to make a big announcement. StopAfib.org is very pleased to announce our […]

Get the Latest Atrial Fibrillation Information at the New and Improved StopAfib.org

StopAfib.org now has more atrial fibrillation information, updated references, and some sections have even been expanded. There are updates throughout, but especially check out the following areas: What is Afib – Updated throughout, especially What Causes Afib Can Afib be Cured – Updated and expanded catheter ablation and maze procedure sections and an updated mini maze procedure section […]