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New Afib Drug Treatments & Rhythm Control Use — StopAfib.org interviews Dr. James Reiffel
 
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http://www.stopafib.org StopAfib interviews Dr. James Reiffel Find a transcript and more on Dr. Reiffel at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/420/ In this video interview at Heart Rhythm 2012, Dr. James Reiffel updates us on new directions in drug treatments for atrial fibrillation. He talks about the combination of ranolazine (Ranexa) and dronedarone (Multaq), both used in lower doses, and about other coming atrial-selective drugs. He also discusses the rate control vs. rhythm control decision, which varies by age and level of symptoms. Dr. Reiffel is an attending physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.
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Atrial Fibrillation & Sleep Apnea--StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Warren Jackman
 
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http://www.stopafib.org In this video from Boston Afib Symposium 2009, Dr. Warren (Sonny) Jackman, venerable electrophysiologist and ablation pioneer, shares new information about how treating atrial fibrillation may help obstructive sleep apnea. The transcript is available at http://stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/142 . Dr. Jackman retired from clinical practice at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in December 2007, but continues his research there. StopAfib.org, at http://www.StopAfib.org, is for atrial fibrillation patients by afib patients. A full video transcript can be found at: http://stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/142
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Atrial Fibrillation & FIRM Ablation — StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Sanjiv Narayan
 
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http://www.stopafib.org StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Sanjiv Narayan of the University of California, San Diego Find more information on this topic, and Dr. Narayan, at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/410 In this video interview at Heart Rhythm 2012, Dr. Sanjiv Narayan updates us on the progress of his FIRM (focal impulse and rotor modulation) ablation research and what has happened since we last interviewed him in 2011. Since that time, other centers have duplicated his results in ablating rotors and focal beats, effectively wiping out afib in just minutes. This was definitely the buzz at Heart Rhythm Society. Dr. Narayan is Associate Professor of Medicine in Residence, Co-Director of the EP Fellowship Training Program, and Director of the VA EP Program at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.
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Atrial Fibrillation Mini Maze Procedure — StopAfib.org Interviews Dr. Randall Wolf
 
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http://www.stopafib.org StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Randall Wolf of the Indiana Heart Hospital For more on Dr. Wolf and on Mini Maze treatments, visit: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/423/ In this video, creator of the mini maze surgical procedure, Dr. Randall Wolf, describes the evolution of the procedure and how it came to be called the Wolf mini maze. He also discusses the effect of a minimalist approach to lesions, as well as how the mini maze procedure compares to catheter ablation. Dr. Wolf is the Director of the Wolf Atrial Fibrillation Center in Cincinnati, and the creator of the Wolf Mini Maze procedure.
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2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines — Video Interview with Dr. Hugh Calkins
 
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http://www.stopafib.org Dr. Calkins on 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines
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Atrial Fibrillation & the Cox Maze procedure—StopAfib.org interviews Dr. James Cox
 
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http://www.stopafib.org StopAfib.org interviews Dr. James Cox, creator of the Cox Maze procedure For more on Dr. Cox and on the Cox Maze procedure, visit: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/448 In this video interview commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Cox Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation, Dr. James Cox discussed the history of the procedure, including the first surgery. In talking about the evolution of the procedure, he mentioned that few surgeons still do the cut-and-sew Maze procedure, and that today there are various energy sources that can be used. There are also now minimally invasive versions of the maze procedure, making it less traumatic for the patient. It was an honor to be able to thank Dr. Cox for his pioneering contributions on behalf of afib patients. Dr. Cox is Emeritus Professor of Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, and is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the World Heart Foundation.
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2015 Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference: Overview of Afib: John D. Day, MD, FHRS
 
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http://www.stopafib.org To be notified when new conference videos are posted, or for the latest afib news, sign up at http://www.stopafib.org 2015 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference At the 2015 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.™ National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, Dr. John D. Day covered: • What is afib? [3:00] • What are the symptoms [4:00] • How it is diagnosed [5:00] • Why it is dangerous [6:00] • How widespread it is [7:00] • Risk factors for AF [19:00] 1. Genetic factors 2. Smoking [21:00] 3.Hypertension or high blood pressure [22:30] 4. Alcohol [24:30] 5. Stimulants [25:30] 6. Sleep deprivation/sleep apnea [27:30] 7. Diabetes [30:00] 8. Stress [32:00] 9. Physical activity [36:00] 10. Obesity [37:30] • How lifestyle affects afib [42:00] • Q&A [45:00] Video watching time is approximately 50 minutes. About John D. Day, MD, FHRS Dr. John Day graduated from medical school at Johns Hopkins University. He did his residency in internal medicine, cardiology fellowship and cardiac electrophysiology fellowship training at Stanford University. Dr. Day started the atrial fibrillation ablation program at LDS Hospital/Intermountain Medical Center. The atrial fibrillation ablation program at Intermountain Medical Center has now become one of the largest atrial fibrillation ablation programs in the world. Dr. Day performs more than 300 atrial fibrillation procedures each year and has personally performed nearly 4,000 atrial fibrillation ablation procedures. Dr. Day currently serves as Director of Heart Rhythm Services at the Intermountain Healthcare. Dr. Day is board certified in cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology. He has published more than 100 manuscripts, abstracts, and book chapters and regularly lectures both nationally and internationally on heart rhythm disorders. He is recognized as an international thought leader on atrial fibrillation ablation as well as implantable defibrillators/cardiac resynchronization device therapy. He currently serves as the president-elect of the Heart Rhythm Society. Transcript http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/548/
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Atrial Fibrillation Awareness
 
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http://www.stopafib.org What you don't know about atrial fibrillation could kill you, or a loved one! Atrial fibrillation (also called afib) is an irregular heartbeat (or heart rhythm), and is a major cause of strokes. Having afib increases your stroke risk by 500 percent. In addition, afib can lead to heart failure, dementia, and even Alzheimer's disease. If you think you might have it, please get diagnosed and treated, before you have a stroke. September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. Please join the Sign Against Stroke campaign to show your support by signing the Global Atrial Fibrillation Charter. Simply go to http://www.StopAfib.org and sign the Charter (Sign Against Stroke) in the lower right of the page. It only takes a moment to add your voice to the hundreds of thousands of people who have already signed and are spreading awareness about afib and strokes and influencing governments worldwide. While you're there, please take the time to learn more about atrial fibrillation and how to protect yourself from afib-related strokes using the online Get Started Learning About Atrial Fibrillation Guide at http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/277 [Video produced by Hell Yeah Studios] Transcript: What you don't know about atrial fibrillation could kill you, or a loved one. Atrial fibrillation, often called afib, is the most common type of irregular heartbeat or heart rhythm (0:15). It is a major cause of strokes. In fact, having afib increases your stroke risk by 500%. And one out of three of those with afib will have a stroke in their lifetime (0:30). In addition to causing strokes, afib can lead to heart failure, Dementia and even Alzheimer's disease. I founded StopAfib.org to raise awareness about this devastating, yet little known condition (0:45). Our goal is to rid the world of afib-related strokes by encouraging people to get diagnosed and treated before having a stroke. About two-thirds of those who have it (1:00) can feel their afib. It can feel like a racing heartbeat or butterflies, or like a fish flopping around in your chest. But about one-third of those with afib don't know they have it (1:15). Often they don't find out until they go for surgery or a procedure, or even worse – until after they've had a stroke. Today more than five million Americans have afib. And by 2030, it's expected that as many as 17 million people will have it (1:30). About 350,000 hospitalizations a year in the U.S. are attributed to afib. In addition, people over the age of 40 (1:45) have a one in four chance of developing afib in their lifetime. The good news is that by spreading the word about afib, we can wipe out afib-related strokes throughout the world (2:00). That's where StopAfib.org comes in. I've been afib-free for about eight years, and I knew I couldn't stand on the sidelines and watch others suffer. We raise awareness, support and enhance communication (2:15) between patients and doctors and strive to improve the quality of life for those living with afib. StopAfib.org has partnered in the Facing Afib campaign featuring actress Susan Lucci and her husband (2:30) and the AF Stat coalition awareness raising efforts featuring NBA hall of famer, Jerry West. I've even had the privilege of following Barry Manilow at the podium (2:45) in front of members of congress to raise awareness of atrial fibrillation and to ask for support for the atrial fibrillation resolution. That momentum continues in September (3:00) as we launch Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. I encourage you to join the Sign Against Stroke campaign to show your support by signing the Global Atrial Fibrillation Charter (3:15). Simply go to www.stopafib.org and sign the charter in the lower right of the page. It only takes a second to add your voice to the hundreds of thousands of people who have already signed (3:30). And while you're at StopAfib.org, take time to learn more about afib and afib-related strokes and how they affect you and your family. And sign up for our newsletter to get the latest afib news (3:45) and learn about upcoming patient events where you can meet experts and learn how to get in rhythm and stay in rhythm. Your support can mean saving someone from this little known, but deadly condition (4:00). And remember, life's too short to live in afib.
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2015 Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference: Treating Afib w/ Medications: Mintu Turakhia, MD, FHRS
 
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http://www.stopafib.org To be notified when new conference videos are posted, or for the latest afib news, sign up at http://www.stopafib.org 2015 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference In his talk about Treating Atrial Fibrillation with Medications at the 2015 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, Dr. Mintu Turakhia of Stanford University covered: • How does the doctor decide what medications to recommend? •Rate control vs. rhythm control [1:15] • Consider restoring sinus rhythm when AF causes symptoms [2:43] • Whether rhythm control should be used without overt symptoms [4:45] • Rapid heart rate may not be obvious [4:55] • Heart failure from AF may not be obvious [5:50] • Mechanisms to see how fast heart rates lead to failure [8:05] • Cycle of AF and heart failure [8:27] • How does doctor decide what to recommend [8:47] • Severity of AF influences decisions [13:16] • Severity defined by behavior, then burden [14:40] • Natural time course of AF [16:00] • Classification of AF [16:30] • What drugs can be used [17:37] • Typical doses of antiarrhythmic drugs [18:33] o Sotalol and dofetilide [18:52] o Amiodarone [19:47] and dronedarone [20:29] o How doctors decide what rate control agents to use first-line [20:53] o Digoxin – TREAT-AF study [21:38] • How structural heart disease vs. no structural heart disease relates to drug choice [18:06] • AF and heart failure Video watching time is approximately 25 minutes. Dr. Turakhia is a cardiac electrophysiologist, outcomes researcher, and Assistant Professor of Medicine and of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University. He is Chief of Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Palo Alto VA Health Care System and is an Associate Investigator at the Center for Innovation to Implementation. In his clinical role, Dr. Turakhia performs complex catheter ablation (primarily for AF), device implantation, and left atrial appendage occlusion. Dr. Turakhia has an active clinical research program, with funding from AHA, VA, NIH, the medical device industry, and foundations. His research program aims to improve the treatment of heart rhythm disorders, with an emphasis on atrial fibrillation, by evaluating quality and variation of care, comparative and cost-effectiveness of therapies, and predicting outcomes such as stroke. Dr. Turakhia has extensive expertise in using large administrative and claims databases for this work. His other research interests include technology assessment of new device based therapies and the impact of changing health policy and reform on the delivery of arrhythmia care. Dr. Turakhia has over 70 publications and is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and Heart Rhythm Society. Transcript http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/549/
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Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation & the AtriClip — StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Ralph Damiano
 
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http://www.stopafib.org StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Ralph Damiano, of the Washington University School of Medicine For more on Dr. Damiano, and for a transcript of this video, visit: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/450 In this video interview, Dr. Ralph Damiano explains why post-operative atrial fibrillation is still among the most common complications of cardiac surgery. He also discusses valvular afib, which can be addressed during valve surgery. Dr. Damiano also talks about his experience with the AtriClip, which he believes is a huge advance in stroke prevention for atrial fibrillation. Dr. Damiano is the Chief of Cardiac Surgery at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and is John M. Shoenberg Professor, Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine.
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Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Facts—Take a Stand Video—StopAfib.org
 
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http://www.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 (http://www.stopafib.org/video.cfm). Please share this video with family and friends to help wipe out atrial fibrillation strokes. The statistics in the video are from the United States due to availability, but AF isn't just a U.S. problem, it's a global problem. If we take a stand now through educating ourselves and others, we can get individuals diagnosed and treated for atrial fibrillation before they have a stroke or die. Once you've seen the video, then let's Get Started Learning About Atrial Fibrillation at http://www.stopafib.org/video.cfm
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Atrial Fibrillation & Catheter Ablation Outcomes--StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Matthew Reynolds
 
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http://www.stopafib.org 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 be significantly more effective at maintaining sinus rhythm than antiarrhythmic drugs. In this trial, 160 paroxysmal atrial fibrillation patients who had already failed one antiarrhythmic drug were randomized to either another antiarrhythmic drug or to catheter ablation. Dr. Reynolds looked at the quality of life data collected in the trial and found that there were dramatic and meaningful differences. Dr. Reynolds is the Director of the Economics and Quality of Life Research Center at the Harvard Clinical Research Institute, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, and Associate Director of Electrophysiology at the Boston VA Healthcare System. Find more on this interview, and Dr. Reynolds, at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/323
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Atrial Fibrillation, Stroke Prevention, & Aspirin Use — StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Albert Waldo
 
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http://www.stopafib.org StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Albert Waldo of Case Western Reserve University Find more information on this topic, and Dr. Waldo, at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/412 In this video interview at Heart Rhythm 2012, Dr. Albert Waldo, one of the world's foremost atrial fibrillation treatment experts, discusses why aspirin no longer plays a role in stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation and how aspirin has already been removed from various guidelines around the world. He cites numerous studies that have found aspirin to be no better than a placebo, and to have greater bleeding risks than the newer anticoagulants. Dr. Waldo is the Walter H. Pritchard Professor of Cardiology, as well as Professor of Medicine and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.
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Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation Techniques--StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Vivek Reddy
 
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http://www.stopafib.org In this video from Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2010, Dr. Vivek Reddy discusses some of the new atrial fibrillation catheter ablation technologies and also talks about non-pharmacological approaches to stroke prevention in afib, such as the Watchman and Lariat suture. Dr. Reddy is the Director of Electrophysiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. A full video transcript can be found at: http://stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/231
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Atrial Fibrillation & Maze Procedures--StopAfib.org interviews Dr. John Sirak
 
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http://www.stopafib.org 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 Maze Procedure Shows Promise for Treating Persistent Atrial Fibrillation, at http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/286 Dr. Sirak is a cardiothoracic surgeon at The Ohio State University Medical Center, specializing in cardiac surgery as well as general thoracic surgery. He is the principal investigator for a study of minimally invasive surgical therapy of AF and co-investigator in a single center randomized controlled trial of epicardial vs. percutaneous atrial fibrillation therapy.
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Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines--StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Eric Prystowsky
 
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http://www.stopafib.org Dr. Eric Prystowsky, a member of the atrial fibrillation guidelines writing committee, talks about what afib patients need to know about the guidelines and what they should ask their doctors. View the transcript at http://stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/146 . Dr. Prystowsky is the director of the clinical electrophysiology laboratory at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, IN and a consulting professor of medicine at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. StopAfib.org, at http://www.StopAfib.org, is for atrial fibrillation patients by afib patients. A full video transcript can be found at: http://stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/146
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Atrial Fibrillation Antiarrhythmic Drugs--StopAfib.org interviews Prof. John Camm
 
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http://www.stopafib.org In this video from Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2010, Professor John Camm discusses the two newest antiarrhythmic drugs, dronedarone (Multaq®), which is now approved in the US and Europe for atrial fibrillation, and vernakalant, which is a year or two away. These antiarrhythmic (rhythm control) drugs help to put patients back into normal sinus rhythm, or to keep them in it. John Camm is Professor of Clinical Cardiology at St. George's University of London in the UK. A full video transcript can be found at: http://stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/230
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Afib & Hybrid Ablation — StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Andy Kiser
 
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http://www.stopafib.org StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Andy Kiser of the University of North Carolina Find more on Dr. Kiser, and a transcript of the interview at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/467 In this video interview, Dr. Andy Kiser discusses the hybrid ablation (also called the hybrid procedure) in which cardiac surgeons and electrophysiologists collaborate to do a surgical ablation and a catheter ablation in the same setting. Doing so can provide a tailored approach for each patient. Dr. Kiser is Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Professor of Surgery at the University of North Carolina.
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Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Options--Dr. James Edgerton consults on Afib treatment with patient
 
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http://www.stopafib.org 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 at the University of Texas at Arlington, and serves as Chair of the Education Committee for the non-profit Cardiopulmonary Research Science and Technology Insistute (CRSTI). Dr. Edgerton also serves on the StopAfib.org Medical Advisory Board. For more information on this video and Dr. Edgerton, visit http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/299, and to view a previous presentation by Dr. Edgerton on mini maze procedures, visit http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/148.
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Yoga & AF — Video Interview with Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy
 
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http://www.stopafib.org Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy explores the effects of yoga (and other stress reduction) on those living with atrial fibrillation, including whether yoga can delay the transition from paroxysmal afib to persistent afib. Dr. Lakkireddy is a Professor of Medicine and Director at the Center for Excellence in AF and Complex Arrhythmias at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
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2017 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.® Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference Highlights
 
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For information about the 2018 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.® Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, see http://getinrhythm.com.
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Atrial Fibrillation Hybrid Procedures--StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Andrea Natale
 
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http://www.stopafib.org In this video from Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2010, Dr. Andrea Natale discusses new directions in afib treatment, including hybrid procedures combining catheter ablation and surgery for chronic or persistent atrial fibrillation, and contact force sensing for determining the force applied during catheter ablation. Dr. Natale is the Executive Medical Director of the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St David's Medical Center in Austin, TX. A full video transcript can be found at: http://stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/227
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Afib & Cryoballoon Ablation — StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Wilber Su
 
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http://www.stopafib.org StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Wilber Su of Heart Rythym Specialists in Phoenix, AZ. Find more on Dr. Su, and a transcript of the interview at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/444/cryo-balloon-ablation-atrial-fibrillation-treatment/Dr-Wilber-Su In this video, Dr. Su discusses cryoballoon ablation and what he has learned from doing over 600 of them. Dr. Su updates us on the evolving technology for cryballoon ablations, and the outcomes for patients who have cryoballoon ablations in comparison to radiofrequency ablation. He also talks about hybrid procedures that address atrial fibrillation from both the inside and the outside of the heart.
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Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation Results--StopAfib.org Interviews Dr. Pierre Jais
 
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http://www.stopafib.org 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 Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Bordeaux at the Haut-Lévêque Hospital in Pessac, Bordeaux, France. See a full transcript of the interview at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/309
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2013 Atrial Fibrillation Conference: Radiofrequency Ablation: Kamran Rizvi, MD
 
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http://www.stopafib.org Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference See all conference videos, and download the slides, at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/482 Here, Dr. Kamran Rizvi talks about radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation, including the "stages" of afib, pre-ablation testing, and what to expect before, during, and after an RF catheter ablation. Learn how to get in rhythm and stay in rhythm by watching videos of the Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference that was held in Dallas on November 2, 2013. At the conference, presentations by leading afib experts provided atrial fibrillation patients, families, and caregivers with the information to manage afib and get appropriate care. More conference videos are at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/482/
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2015 Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference Opening: Mellanie True Hills
 
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http://www.stopafib.org To be notified when new conference videos are posted, or for the latest afib news, sign up at http://www.stopafib.org. 2015 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference In the conference opening video of the 2015 National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, http://www.stopafib.org/founder.cfm, StopAfib.org Founder Mellanie True Hills provides an overview of the conference and the sponsors. Video watching time is approximately 6 minutes. Transcript http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/547/
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Atrial Fibrillation & Rate Control as Treatment — StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Eric Prystowsky
 
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http://www.stopafib.org StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Eric Prystowsky of St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana Find more on Dr. Prystowsky: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/417 Find more on rate control for the treatment of afib at: http://www.stopafib.org/rate-control.cfm In this video, Dr. Prystowsky discussed the proper application of rate control as a method of controlling atrial fibrillation, as well as which patients may be most appropriately treated with rate control. Dr. Prystowsky currently serves as the Director of the Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory at St. Vincent's Hospital, and as a Consulting Professor of Medicine at Duke University. He is a former President of the Heart Rhythm Society, and is one of the leading clinical cardiac electrophysiologists in the world.
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2013 Atrial Fibrillation Conference: Afib Medications & Stroke Prevention: Eric Prystowsky, MD
 
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http://www.stopafib.org Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference See all conference videos, and download the slides, at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/482 Here, Dr. Eric Prystowsky discusses treatments for atrial fibrillation, including rate control and rhythm control, as well as use of anticoagulants to prevent afib-related strokes. At the conclusion of his presentation, StopAfib.org founder Mellanie True Hills bestowed upon Dr. Prystowsky the first ever "Advocate for Patients" Award for his work in bringing afib patients to the table where decisions are made about our care and his ongoing quest to "Preserve the Brain" through educating doctors and patients. Learn how to get in rhythm and stay in rhythm by watching videos of the Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference that was held in Dallas on November 2, 2013. At the conference, presentations by leading afib experts provided atrial fibrillation patients, families, and caregivers with the information to manage afib and get appropriate care. More conference videos are at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/482/
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Atrial Fibrillation & Treatment--StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Kenneth Ellenbogen
 
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http://www.stopafib.org 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 stroke prevention, and how these alternatives could benefit patients. In addition, he discussed the results of trials regarding the efficacy of Lovaza (prescription fish oil) in the prevention of atrial fibrillation. Dr. Ellenbogen, a cardiologist and electrophysiologist, is the Chairman of the Division of Cardiology at the Pauley Heart Center, of the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. Find more details on the interview, and more on Dr. Ellenbogen, at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/315
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Susan Lucci and Helmut Huber Get Serious about Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke
 
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http://www.stopafib.org 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.
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Atrial Fibrillation & the DECAAF trial--StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Nassir Marrouche (Part 2 or 2)
 
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http://www.stopafib.org In this video interview, Dr. Nassir Marrouche talked about the exciting research he and his team presented at Heart Rhythm 2010 that allows them to personalize atrial fibrillation (AF) treatment. They do catheter ablations and manage stroke prevention based on the amount of atrial fibrosis and atrial remodeling detected by MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). This fibrosis is characterized as Utah 1--4 stages and provides an indication of potential success, what treatments should be used, and the risk of stroke. Dr. Nassir Marrouche is Director of the University of Utah's Electrophysiology Laboratories and Atrial Fibrillation Program, as well as Executive Director of the CARMA (Comprehensive Arrhythmia Research and Management) Center. See our recent article on this research at Personalized Atrial Fibrillation Treatment Using New Method to "Stage" AF at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/256/ See a full transcript of the interview at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/260 Part 1 of 2 can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0AX_DLgfFM
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Atrial Fibrillation, Coumadin®, & the CHADS2 Score--StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Manish Shah
 
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http://www.stopafib.org If you have atrial fibrillation, how do you know your risk of stroke and whether or not you should be taking Coumadin® or warfarin? Dr. Manish Shah talks about the CHADS2 scoring system that addresses this afib controversy and how your doctor will assess your CHADS2 score. Dr. Shah is an electrophysiologist, Associate Director of Cardiac Arrhythmia Research at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. StopAfib.org, at http://www.StopAfib.org, is for atrial fibrillation patients by afib patients. A full video transcript can be found at: http://stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/135
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Arrhythmias and Supplements--StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Anne Cahill
 
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http://www.stopafib.org Dr. Anne Cahill talks about supplements and arrhythmia, including the impact of Omega-3 fatty acids on arrhythmias. Dr. Anne Cahill is a cardiothoracic surgeon at the Heart & Vascular Institute of the Pocono Medical Center, and a Clinical Associate at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. StopAfib.org, at http://www.StopAfib.org, is for atrial fibrillation patients by afib patients. A full video transcript can be found at: http://stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/181
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Atrial Fibrillation Drugs and Trials--StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Peter Kowey
 
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http://www.stopafib.org StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Peter Kowey See the full transcript at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/255 In this video interview at Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2010, Dr. Peter Kowey talked about a number of exciting new things in the atrial fibrillation world, including the Cabana clinical trials, the Safari catheter ablation registry, dronedarone as a replacement for amiodarone, atrial selective drugs, and coming replacements for Coumadin (warfarin).
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Mellanie True Hills Talks About Living with Atrial Fibrillation
 
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Watch this presentation by StopAfib.org founder, Mellanie True Hills, as she talks about what it is like to live with atrial fibrillation and what she did about it (20 minutes).
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Atrial Fibrillation & Custom Treatments--StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Ralph Damiano
 
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http://www.stopafib.org Cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Ralph Damiano, of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO, spoke with StopAfib.org at Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2009. He shared information about new custom approaches to surgical and catheter ablation treatment of atrial fibrillation that he had presented at Boston Afib. A full video transcript can be found at: http://stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/150
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Afib & the DECAAF Trial — StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Nassir Marrouche
 
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http://www.stopafib.org StopAfib.org interviews Dr.Nassir Marrouche of the University of Utah at Heart Rhythm Society 2013 Find more on Dr. Marrouche, and a transcript of the interview at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/459 In our latest video, Dr. Nassir Marrouche shares with us the results of the DECAAF trial, confirming the Utah classifications of fibrosis being able to predict the success of an ablation. He presented these results as a late breaking clinical trial at Heart Rhythm 2013. Dr. Marrouche is an electrophysiologist and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah.
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Atrial Fibrillation & Catheter Ablation--StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Sanjiv Narayan
 
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http://www.stopafib.org StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Sanjiv Narayan of the University of California at San Diego. Find a transcript of the interview, and more on Dr. Narayan and the FIRM trial at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/379 In this video interview at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2011, Dr. Narayan discussed the high success rate of the FIRM trial of focal and rotor catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. Dr. Narayan is an electrophysiologist and Professor of Medicine at the University of California at San Diego.
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2013 Atrial Fibrillation Conference: Surgery & Left Atrial Appendage: William T. Brinkman, MD
 
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http://www.stopafib.org Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference See all conference videos, and download the slides, at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/482 Here, Dr. William T. Brinkman discusses surgery for atrial fibrillation, including the concomitant maze, the classic Cox maze, the closed chest maze using the Dallas Lesion Set, and the new staged hybrid surgical ablation procedure. He also talked about surgical treatment of the left atrial appendage in order to decrease stroke risk. Dr. Brinkman also introduced his new colleague, Dr. Kelley A. Hutcheson, who recently came from Barnes Jewish Hospital where she worked with Dr. Ralph Damiano, the protégé of Dr. James Cox, creator of the Cox maze procedure. Learn how to get in rhythm and stay in rhythm by watching videos of the Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference that was held in Dallas on November 2, 2013. At the conference, presentations by leading afib experts provided atrial fibrillation patients, families, and caregivers with the information to manage afib and get appropriate care. More conference videos are at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/482/
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2013 Atrial Fibrillation Conference: Innovative Catheter Ablation Procedures: Rob Kowal MD
 
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http://www.stopafib.org Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference See all conference videos, and download the slides, at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/482 Here, Dr. Robert Kowal talks about innovative new catheter ablation procedures for atrial fibrillation, including laser balloon, cycled phased radiofrequency, FIRM (Focal Impulse and Rotor Modulation) mapping, and renal artery denervation. The stroke prevention devices that he discussed are done by electrophysiologists and include the Watchman left atrial occlusion device and the Lariat left atrial appendage closure. Learn how to get in rhythm and stay in rhythm by watching videos of the Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference that was held in Dallas on November 2, 2013. At the conference, presentations by leading afib experts provided atrial fibrillation patients, families, and caregivers with the information to manage afib and get appropriate care. More conference videos are at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/482/
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2015 AF Patient Conference Catheter Ablation Panel w/ Drs. Kowal, Natale, Marrouche & Narayan
 
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http://www.stopafib.org To be notified when new conference videos are posted, or for the latest afib news, sign up at http://www.stopafib.org. 2015 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference The Catheter Ablation Panel at the 2015 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.™ National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference included the following presentations: Robert C. Kowal, MD, PhD, FHRS spoke about pulmonary vein isolation, radiofrequency and cryoablation, including: • Pulmonary vein isolation: how did this all come about? [4:30] • THERMOCOOL Study to treat paroxysmal AF [10:25] • Force-sensing RF catheters [13:06] • Rationale for balloon-based approaches [13:35] • GAP-AF study • Why cryo energy [16:25] • Cryoballoon ablation of PAF [17:45] • Durability of PVI with the cryoballoon [19:08] • GAP-AF trial vs. SUPIR Study (cryoballoon) • Complications [20:45] • RF (radiofrequency) vs. cryoablation Andrea Natale, MD, FHRS spoke about ablation of AF: beyond PVI, including: • What is a successful AF ablation program? [22:58] • Procedural success: key determinants [24:55] • PV triggers initiating AF [25:28] • Thoracic veins [25:36] • Left atrial substrate modification [26:00] • Beyond ostial PV isolation: PV antrum isolation [26:38] • ICE guided antrum identification [26:55] • Circular mapping [27:19] • CPVA: no verification of PV isolation means no isolation [28:10] • Isolation vs. no isolation direct comparison [28:35] • Antral triggers disclosed by isoproterenol challenge [29:04] • Empirical isolation of the PW [29:34] • Why isolate the PW between the PVs [29:38] • Isolation of the entire PW [30:07] • Ablation of symptomatic paroxysmal AF using novel contact force catheter: SMART-AF trial [30:29] • European study on antral isolation [31:00] • Mode of recurrence [32:30] • No PV antrum reconnection + no non-PV triggers on isoproterenol [32:58] • Non-paroxysmal AF [33:13] • Posterior wall isolation [33:17] • RCT of ablation techniques in LPAF [33:46] • Attention to triggers [35:30] • Age and non-PV triggers [37:03] • How do we trigger non-PV foci? [38:08] • Drugs and maneuvers used to disclose non-PV triggers [38:10] • Isoproterenol induced CS Tachycardia [38:56] • Adenosine induced AF [39:24] • Superior vena cava [39:40] • Empirical isolation of the SVC [39:46] • Vein of Marshall [41:51] • Coronary sinus ablation [42:37] • Ablation at inferior left atrial rotor (focal impulse and rotor modulation, FIRM) [47:03] • Hybrid approach [48:19] Nassir Marrouche, MD, FHRS spoke about how to use MRIs to better help AF patients, including: • Imaging atrial fibrotic tissue [54:22] • Predicting treatment outcomes [57:51] • DECAAF participating centers [58:15] • Classification system based on degree of atrial fibrosis [58:48] • Degree of atrial fibrosis predicts AF treatment success [59:09] • DECAAF studies [1:00:46] • Progression of fibrosis after treatment [1:05:09] • The role of ventricular fibrosis in predicting treatment outcome [1:08:18] • Isolated atrial myopathy [1:09:37] • Detection of ventricular disease using LGE-MRI [1:10:21] • PV triggers initiating AF [1:12:24] • Non-invasive imaging and non-invasive mapping: delineate targets – stratify prognosis [1:13:20] • Rotors and fibrosis [1:14:14] • Isolating and ablating fibrotic tissue [1:15:16] • Better outcome when ablating fibrotic tissue (DECAAF) [1:15:45] • DE-MRI guided catheter ablation of AF (DECAAF II) [1:16:07] Sanjiv M. Narayan, MD, PhD spoke about ablating rotors beyond pulmonary vein isolation, including: • Beyond PVI: FIRM ablation: What is ablation? Why do more than PVI? • Problems with standard ablation (PVI) [1:21:32] • Long-term Outcome [1:22:56] • What to ablate beyond PVI… [1:23:56] • Focal Impulse and Rotor Modulation (FIRM)• FIRM reveals rotor and focal sources: eliminating them can treat AF [1:29:54] • Ablation – what it looks like [1:32:10] • FIRM-guided ablation: single procedure [1:34:12] • Am I a candidate? How do I choose a procedure? [1:35:11] • FIRM ablation trials [1:37:08] Video watching time is approximately 115 minutes. Transcript: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/574/catheter-ablation-panel-videos/atrial-fibrillation-patient-conference
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Atrial Fibrillation Surgery--StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Michael Argenziano (Part 1)
 
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http://www.stopafib.org Here in Part 1, Dr. Michael Argenziano talks about the atrial fibrillation surgical procedures that he does, including the bi-atrial modified maze for those who have scarred atria due to failed catheter ablations. He talks about patients with poor ventricular function or an enlarged left atrium as well as Ganglionectomy to remove abnormal nerve connections on the surface of the heart that can cause atrial fibrillation. See Part 2 for additional information about atrial fibrillation procedures. Dr. Argenziano is the Director of the Surgical Arrhythmia Program at NY-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Of note is that he is a colleague of Dr. Mehmet Oz of Oprah and the Dr. Oz Show fame as well as author of the YOU books. StopAfib.org, at http://www.StopAfib.org, is for atrial fibrillation patients by afib patients. A full video transcript can be found at: http://stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/184
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2015 Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference: Avoiding Afib Strokes: Mintu Turakhia, MD, FHRS
 
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http://www.stopafib.org To be notified when new conference videos are posted, or for the latest afib news, sign up at http://www.stopafib.org. 2015 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference In his talk about Avoiding Afib Strokes at the 2015 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference, Dr. Mintu Turakhia of Stanford University discussed how our thinking about afib and stroke, and when to treat, has changed over the last couple of years. Dr. Turakhia covered the Top Ten Things to Know about Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke: [1:33] 1. Determining the risk of stroke in AF, including the CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc risk scoring tools [1:40] 2. How precise are stroke risk scores for people with AF [3:00] 3. Who should get stroke prevention therapy? [9:26] 4. What medicines can reduce the risk of stroke in AF? [11:46] 5. What about aspirin? Isn’t it safer? [16:58] 6. Is stroke risk affected by choosing rate control vs. rhythm control? [20:12] 7. Will ablation lower stroke risk? [21:53] 8. Ways to reduce risk of stroke without medication [22:49] a. Transcatheter left atrial occlusion [22:55] b. Three options for LAA exclusion [23:09] c. Early history of LA appendage closure [23:26] d. Watchman device [23:35] e. PROTECT-AF trial [25:11] f. Long-term data [26:00] g. Lariat device (Sentreheart) [26:16] h. Approval status [27:19] 9. Why do patients with appendage occlusion still have strokes? [27:22] 10. What the future holds [28:49] Video watching time is approximately 37 minutes. Dr. Turakhia is a cardiac electrophysiologist, outcomes researcher, and Assistant Professor of Medicine and of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University. He is Chief of Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Palo Alto VA Health Care System and is an Associate Investigator at the Center for Innovation to Implementation. In his clinical role, Dr. Turakhia performs complex catheter ablation (primarily for AF), device implantation, and left atrial appendage occlusion. Dr. Turakhia has an active clinical research program, with funding from AHA, VA, NIH, the medical device industry, and foundations. His research program aims to improve the treatment of heart rhythm disorders, with an emphasis on atrial fibrillation, by evaluating quality and variation of care, comparative and cost-effectiveness of therapies, and predicting outcomes such as stroke. Dr. Turakhia has extensive expertise in using large administrative and claims databases for this work. His other research interests include technology assessment of new device based therapies and the impact of changing health policy and reform on the delivery of arrhythmia care. Dr. Turakhia has over 70 publications and is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and Heart Rhythm Society. Transcript http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/551/
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Atrial Fibrillation Treatments--StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Douglas Packer on the CABANA Trial
 
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http://www.stopafib.org StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Douglas Packer See the full transcript at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/298 In this video, Dr. Douglas L. Packer of the Mayo Clinic provides details about the landmark CABANA Trial comparing Catheter Ablation to Antiarrhythmic Drugs for Atrial Fibrillation. Dr. Packer is an Electrophysiologist and Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, and the developer and Lead Investigator for the Catheter Ablation Versus Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation (CABANA) Trial of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is also the 2010-2011 President of the Heart Rhythm Society.
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Atrial Fibrillation & Gender Differences--StopAfib.org interviews Dr. John Mandrola
 
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http://www.stopafib.org StopAfib.org interviews Dr. John Mandrola of Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, KY. Trancripts and more information on Dr. Mandrola are available at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/374 In this video interview at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2011, Dr. John Mandrola discussed the poster he presented there about gender-specific results of atrial fibrillation ablation in a private practice setting and how women do not fare as well as men.
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2015 Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference: Managing AF Risk Factors Panel
 
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www.StopAfib.org To be notified when new conference videos are posted, or for the latest afib news, sign up at http://www.StopAfib.org. 2015 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference The Managing AF Risk Factors Panel at the 2015 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference included presentations by David J. Wilber, MD, FHRS, Chair; Susan Redline, MD, MPH; and Mark S. Link, MD, FHRS. Dr. Wilber spoke about the impact of Obesity, Diabetes, and Hypertension on Atrial Fibrillation, including: • Hypertension and atrial fibrillation risk [2:16] • Diabetes and afib risk [4:26] • Obesity and AF risk and AF progression [6:00] • Epicardial fat and AF and fibrosis [10:08] • Impact of obesity and epicardial fat on ablation outcomes [15:49] • Risk factor modification and AF outcomes [19:32] Dr. Redline spoke about Sleep Apnea: A Hidden Trigger for AF, including: • Sleep apnea definitions, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, prevalence, and consequences [23:35] • Mechanisms leading to arrhythmias in sleep apnea [31:26] • The 4.5 fold excess prevalence of AF with sleep apnea [33:51] • Sleep apnea triggers arrhythmias and increases stroke rates [36:32] • CPAP improves arrhythmia control [38:57] • Impact of sleep apnea and treatment on cardioversions [40:17] • Symptoms of sleep apnea [41:10] • Diagnostic approaches [42:22] • Therapeutic options [42:59] • Myapnea.org [44:02] Dr. Link spoke about Athletes and Afib, including: • Discussion of vagally-mediated and adrenergic-mediated AF [48:23] • Benefits and potential adverse effects of exercise [52:09] • AF and exercise [57:51] • Impact of stimulants [59:58] • Issues for athletes [1:01:01] There was an extensive Q&A that included the following topics: • What can be done to get young athletes diagnosed before incidents happen while they’re competing and not showing any symptoms? [1:02:58] • Understanding afib and psychiatric issues [1:06:45] • Alcohol as a risk factor for afib [1:11:22] • Atmospheric pressure in the heart when on a plane [1:14:46] • Relationship between dietary fat and pericardial fat [1:17:09] • Relationship between esophageal/gastric irritation and afib and is there a risk of infection? [1:19:23] • How much exercise can you do safely while in flutter? [1:22:45] • Why is long-time afib irreversible? [1:26:16] • Understanding heart rate, AF and exercise [1:28:49] • What is the role of a pacemaker in the control of atrial fibrillation? [1:31:37] Video watching time is approximately 93 minutes. Transcript: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/565/
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2015 Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference: Living with Afib
 
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www.StopAfib.org To be notified when new conference videos are posted, or for the latest afib news, sign up at http://www.StopAfib.org. 2015 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference The Living with Afib session at the 2015 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference was presented by StopAfib.org Founder and CEO, Mellanie True Hills, who spoke about: • Help family members understand [0:29] • Knowing your stroke risk [3:07] • Dedicating the conference to Judy Currier [6:20] • Autoimmune diseases and atrial fibrillation [9:53] • Common issues, such as alcohol, caffeine, stress, diet, and exercise [11:50] • Vitamins and supplements [18:13] • StopAfib.org resources, such as the Get Started Learning About Afib Guide, News and Videos page, Patient and Caregiver Resources, Glossary, Mellanie’s EP Lab Digest articles, AtrialFibrillationBlog.com, and the StopAfib Discussion Forum [26:46] • Patient and caregiver resources [31:32] • Social media resources for afib [37:44] • MyAFibExperience.org, a collaboration of the American Heart Association and StopAfib.org [39:09] • Sign Against Stroke in AF Campaign and Task Force, including new patient empowerment materials that will be launched this year [40:40] • Q&A [45:57] • CHADS score • Oral anticoagulant vs. aspirin [53:50] Video watching time is approximately 64 minutes. Transcript: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/568/living-with-afib-video/atrial-fibrillation-patient-conference
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2015 Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference: Surgery Panel w/ Drs. Philpott & Damiano
 
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http://www.StopAfib.org To be notified when new conference videos are posted, or for the latest afib news, sign up at http://www.StopAfib.org. 2015 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference The Surgery Panel at the 2015 Get in Rhythm. Stay in Rhythm.™ Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference included the following presentations: Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD spoke about surgical ablation, including: • History of the Cox maze procedure [10:51] • Cox-Maze Procedure for Lone AF: The Cut and Sew Experience [11:52] • Cox Maze III procedure for AF: long-term efficacy in patients undergoing lone vs. concomitant procedures [12:33] • Most common indication for atrial fibrillation surgical ablation in the US is for patients undergoing “concomitant” cardiac surgery (for valve repair or coronary artery bypass surgery) [14:14] • Advances in the last decade include ablation technology and less invasive surgical approaches [14:36] • Technologies for surgical ablation [15:20] • Minimally invasive Cox maze procedure is as effective as sternotomy while decreasing major morbidity and hospital stay [19:33] • Bad news: the majority of patients are still not treated [21:23] • Ablation procedure most commonly performed [23:15] • Questions to ask your surgeon [28:25] Jonathan M. Philpott, MD spoke about hybrid ablation and the Heart Team approach, including: • Hybrid procedure was learned from Holland [36:45] • Clinical trials of the hybrid procedure [41:20] • DEEP 1 year success [41:42] • DEEP II [42:41] • DEEP Hybrid II [42:56] • DEEP Hybrid III [43:31] • DEEP III sites [43:52] • Comparison of the hybrid to the classic maze [45:28] • 5 Box Totally Thorascopic Maze (TTM) [46:59] • Right chest minimally invasive maze [47:19] • Heart team model and getting patients to expert centers [48:18] • What he would personally want as a patient [54:34] • Prime directive – getting patients connected to the right center [56:40] • National Alliance of Integrated AF Centers (NAIAC), with the goal of providing patients with real outcomes data and patient specific outcomes [56:57] • Your AF and your profile [1:00:32] James R. Edgerton, MD, FACS, FACC, FHRS was unable to attend, so his interactive case presentation on the five AF treatments and which patient receives which treatment was presented by Dr. Philpott, including: • Risks associated with atrial fibrillation [1:03:14] • Classification of AF [1:03:28] • Problems associated with AF [1:06:43] • The five treatment options for AF - cardioversion; rate control and anticoagulation; Cox III open chest maze; catheter ablation; closed chest maze [1:07:31] • Electrophysiology of AF [1:08:36] • Pulmonary vein triggers – paroxysmal AF [1:09:39] • Recurrence following catheter ablation of AF [1:10:56] • Evolution of AF surgery [1:11:31] • The Dallas Connection (Trigone Connection) [1:12:00] • Closed chest minimal access maze [1:12:16] • Totally thorascopic positioning [1:12:42] • Interactive cases of four patients and which treatments each should receive [1:29:16] Video watching time is approximately 95 minutes. Transcript http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/563/
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Atrial Fibrillation & Genetics--StopAfib.org interviews Dr. Patrick Ellinor
 
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http://www.stopafib.org 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 a risk factor for the disease, and cautioned that those with a family member with afib should take palpitations or arrhythmias seriously. Dr. Ellinor is a cardiac electrophysiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. His clinical focus is on cardiac arrhythmias and in particular atrial fibrillation and heritable arrhythmias including long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. Find more information on the study, Dr. Ellinor, or how to help with the study, at: http://www.stopafib.org/newsitem.cfm/NEWSID/330
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