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Afib Impacts Healthcare Systems

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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.

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Comparing ECG and EKG Remote Monitors

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If you are wondering about which ECG / EKG monitors work well, Dr. James Grier from North Dakota State University gives a good overview of handheld ECG monitors including AfibAlert, AliveCor, Dimetek, and others.  

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