Blog Archives

The Importance of Home Monitoring AFib

Updated 11/15/17 Atrial Fibrillation, or Afib, is a common cardiac rhythm disturbance that increases in risk with advancing age and affects more than 3 million Americans every year. (Hague, 2014) As prevalent as Afib is, patients don’t seem to be

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Care, Clinical

Preexisting Conditions Proven Riskier with Atrial Fibrillation

The first clinical research case-study of its kind found that patients with heart failure (HF) to be more at risk of death if diagnosed with AF, the American Journal of Medicine reported. “Risk factors with the largest population attributable fractions

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Care, Clinical, Lifestyle

New Study Associates Heart Attacks & Kidney Failure with Atrial Fibrillation

Patients, healthcare providers and payers now have more to be concerned with regarding atrial fibrillation (Afib) diagnoses. Increased risk of heart attack and kidney failure are now being associated to having an irregular heartbeat, according to an analysis of 104 studies

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Care, Clinical

Afib Impacts Healthcare Systems

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Care, Clinical

New “Pill in Pocket” Approach for Afib Treatment

A new study into treating atrial fibrillation by Dr. Francis Marchlinski and colleagues found that patient’s self-monitoring their cardiac rhythms through a smartphone app may be a promising new alternative to taking blood-thinning medication. The study had patients monitor their

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Care, Clinical, Lifestyle

Personal Medical Technology Devices Usher in New World of Cardiac Care

Cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for men and women, is progressively being managed by new medical technology, specifically heart rhythm monitoring devices. These hand-held electrocardiogram (EKG) monitors are growing in the industry, allowing anyone to get results from

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Care, Clinical

Afib monitoring devices comparison

This article is an informative comparison of heart rhythm monitor devices, not medical advice.  Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is an irregular heartbeat that often causes poor blood flow and increases risks of heart related illnesses such as stroke. Afib effects many

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Care, Clinical

AfibAlert used to monitor patients in Johns Hopkins study

The Johns Hopkins Hospital Electrophysiology Division conducted a clinical study using MRI to Evaluate Radiofrequency, Cryothermal, and Laser Left Atrial Lesion Formation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation.  Patients were monitored for recurrence of atrial fibrillation after catheter ablation. The researchers

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Clinical

Preparing for a Doctor’s Visit with Afib & At Home Monitoring

Like most conditions, the sooner they are found, the easier they are to treat. Atrial Fibrillation is no different. If you believe you might have Afib, it’s important to see a doctor as soon as possible. However, before you go,

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Care, Clinical

StopAfib.org National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference – March 28-29

At the end of the month, StopAfib.org will be hosting their annual National Atrial Fibrillation Patient Conference in Dallas TX. The conference runs from March 28-29 and is for both those who have AFib or have loved ones with AFib.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Clinical, Lifestyle