If the human body were a band, the heart would be the drummer—keeping steady time and guiding the rest of the musicians. In people with atrial fibrillation (AFib), though, the drummer has lost the beat. AFib is most frequently caused by cells in the pulmonary veins in the upper left
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Atrial fibrillation (AFib), an abnormal heart rhythm, is estimated to affect as many as 6 million Americans, and there is evidence that it can be more dangerous for women than for men.
“Women can sometimes have more severe AFib symptoms if the condition is left untreated,” explains Joy Gelbman, MD, a
Using catheter ablation to treat atrial fibrillation (Afib) in patients who also have heart failure is more effective than using the antiarrhythmic drug amiodarone (Pacerone®, Cordarone®), according to a study presented earlier this year at the American College of Cardiology’s annual meeting. The study found that ablation reduced the recurrence
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is estimated to affect as many as 6 million people in the U.S., and there is growing evidence that this heart rhythm disorder is much more dangerous for women than for men. In a study published online Jan. 19, 2016 in BMJ , researchers reported that