January 23, 2018

Deaths from atrial fibrillation high despite use of anticoagulants

Today, at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona, it was reported that even though 80% of atrial fibrillation patients who should be on anticoagulants (according to their CHA2DS2-VASc score) are on anticoagulants, death rates at one year are still high. Most of those deaths are due to cardiovascular causes. The risk factors predicting […]

Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Risk Decreases from Radiofrequency (RF) Catheter Ablation

A study presented at the recent American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions by Dr. Matthew Reynolds of the Harvard Clinical Research Institute showed that having a radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation could reduce the risk of stroke by 40% compared to those who did not have an ablation. To learn more, see: Radiofrequency […]