January 22, 2018

Catheter & Surgical Ablation Guideline Updates–StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Hugh Calkins

StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Hugh Calkins, electrophysiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital. In this video, Dr. Calkins discussed the current effort to update and rewrite the HRS/EHRA/ECAS Expert Consensus Statement on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation, which was published in 2007. The goal is to present the new guidelines at the Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium […]

Atrial Fibrillation & Genetics–StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Patrick Ellinor

StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Patrick Ellinor, electrophysiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. In this video interview, Dr. Ellinor talked about his research as part of a consortium that investigates the correlation between genetics and atrial fibrillation. He discussed how in the past five to seven years, they have learned that a family history of afib can be […]

Atrial Fibrillation & Catheter Ablation Outcomes–StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Matthew Reynolds

StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Matthew Reynolds, of the Harvard Clinical Research Institute. In this video interview, Dr. Reynolds talked about his research looking at outcomes and quality of life following catheter ablation. His research analyzed quality of life data that was collected as part of a previously-reported catheter trial, in which catheter ablation was found to […]

Atrial Fibrillation & Treatment–StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Kenneth Ellenbogen

StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Kenneth Ellenbogen of Virginia Commonwealth University. In this video, Dr. Ellenbogen talked about some of the exciting things for afib patients being presented at the 2010 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. He discussed the presentation of the ROCKET AF clinical trial, which could provide a second new alternative to warfarin for afib […]

Atrial Fibrillation & Maze Procedures–StopAfib.org interviews Dr. John Sirak

In this video, Dr. John Sirak, of the Ohio State University Medical Center (Columbus, OH), talks about the 5-box total thoracoscopic maze procedure, a minimally-invasive surgical procedure for afib that is achieving good results, even among those with persistent or longstanding persistent atrial fibrillation. This video is a companion to our previous article, New Mini […]

Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Options–Dr. James Edgerton consults on Afib treatment with patient

In this video, cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. James Edgerton of The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano (Plano, TX) consults with an afib patient and caregiver about various atrial fibrillation treatment options, including medications, cardioversions, catheter ablation, and surgical procedures. Dr. Edgerton is a board-certified cardothoracic surgeon at the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor […]

Dr. Pierre Jais: Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation Results [video]

In this video interview at Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium, Dr. Pierre Jais, of the University of Bordeaux (Bordeaux, France), clarifies his group’s recently-published long-term catheter ablation results. These results were called “sobering” in the media, but Dr. Jais sees them as encouraging. Pierre Jais, MD, is Professor of Cardiology at

Dr. Keith Ferdinand: Atrial Fibrillation Among Blacks & African Americans [video]

In this video interview, Dr. Keith Ferdinand, Professor at Emory University and Chief Science Officer of the Association of Black Cardiologists, talked about minority health. He focused especially on heart disease and atrial fibrillation among blacks and African Americans. He addressed the conundrum of why blacks appear to have less

Susan Lucci & Helmut Huber Get Serious about Atrial Fibrillation & Stroke [video]

Daytime TV star Susan Lucci and husband Helmut Huber discuss living with atrial fibrillation with StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills in a new video released as part of the Facing AFib™ program to encourage getting serious about atrial fibrillation and stroke.

Atrial Fibrillation & Stroke Facts—Take a Stand Video—StopAfib.org

StopAfib.org asks you to take a stand against atrial fibrillation (AF or afib) and stroke by viewing and sharing the Take a Stand video and by educating yourself with the Get Started Learning About Atrial Fibrillation Guide. (www.stopafib.org) Please share this video with family and friends to help wipe out