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Cardiac Ablation Keeps AFib at Bay

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

Timely Treatment Can Prevent Complications from Atrial Fibrillation

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

Research: Catheter Ablation Best for Heart Failure Patients with Afib

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

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