Atrial Fibrillation - A Review
What you should know about atrial fibrillation - its causes, evaluation, and treatment.
Dabigatran - A Coumadin Substitute In Atrial Fibrillation?
Dabigatran may be a safe, effective and convenient substitute for Coumadin in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Dronedarone for Atrial Fibrillation
Dronedarone is a relatively new antiarrhythmic drug being used to treat atrial fibrillation. It is closely related to amiodarone.
In some people, drinking even small amounts of alcohol can cause episodes of atrial fibrillation, in the condition known as Holiday Heart.
Antiarrhythmic Drugs for Atrial Fibrillation
Using antiarrhythmic drugs in the treatment of atrial fibrillation can be a real challenge.
Treating Atrial Fibrillation - The Bottom Line
Here is the bottom line on choosing the best option for treating atrial fibrillation.
Rate-Control Approach to Treating Atrial Fibrillation
One treatment approach to atrial fibrillation is to control symptoms by slowing the heart rate, and using blood thinners to reduce the risk of stroke.
Rhythm-Control Approach to Treating Atrial Fibrillation
One approach to treating atrial fibrillation is to attempt to restore and maintain a normal heart rhythm.
Treating Atrial Fibrillation - The Big Picture
There are two basic approaches to the treatment of atrial fibrillation -- controlling the heart rate, or restoring a normal rhythm.
Diagnosing Atrial Fibrillation
To diagnose atrial fibrillation, the doctor needs to record the arrhythmia on an electrocardiogram or event monitor.
The Causes of Atrial Fibrillation
A discussion of the causes of atrial fibrillation.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Help Prevent Atrial Fibrillation
Evidence suggests that Omega-3 fatty acids may help to prevent atrial fibrillation
Atrial Fibrillation May Be Familial
Recent evidence suggests that in some cases, the propensity toward atrial fibrillation may be inherited
Ablating Atrial Fibrillation
Ablation therapy for atrial fibrillation.
Preventing Stroke In Atrial Fibrillation
The most feared complication of atrial fibrillation is stroke, so it is critical to decide correctly whether to use anticoagulation drugs.
Bleeding Problems With Dabigatran (Pradaxa)
Treating bleeding events in people taking taking dabigatran (Pradaxa) may be especially difficult.
An Update on Bleeding Problems with Dabigatran (Pradaxa)
Bleeding problems on dabigatran - Pradaxa - are difficult, but might not be as severe as originally thought
Substitutes for Coumadin in Atrial Fibrillation
Dabigatran (Pradaxa), Rivaroxaban (Xarelto), and Apixaban (Eliquis) can be used instead of Coumadin in atrial fibrillation