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8th Year: Earns HON Certificate for Quality and Trustworthiness of Health Information.

March 19, 2018: We are proud to display our HON seal in the footer of our website. It is directly linked to the HONcode certificate

The HON Code of Conduct helps protect citizens from misleading health information. The voluntary HONcode accreditation program sets out a standardized criterion of eight principles of good practice for health information websites. (Look for it when you read other health or medical websites.) Learn more.

 I'm proud has earned your trust. As always, I welcome your email,
Your A-Fib friend....Steve Ryan 

Is Warfarin a Protective Factor for Cancer Among A-Fib Patients? Research finds a possible link. Warfarin use may have broad anti-cancer potential (in patients older than 50). Read more to answer: If on an NOAC, should you go back to warfarin?”.
New A-Fib Story: Relentless After 2 Failed Ablations ―
Leads to a 3rd Using the ECGI Vest
: Martin’s A-Fib first occurred in 2003 during a game of underwater hockey. After 7 years with A-Fib, he was getting 24-hour attacks about every four days. Learn more. 
Read Martin's story.
My Top 5 Articles About Atrial Flutter + Bonus Video: A-Flutter is still as dangerous as A-Fib. While most of the info. on applies to Atrial Flutter too, I offer you a list of my top articles about Atrial Flutter. Go to list.
2018 AF Symposium Live Procedures: Four New Reports: all relate to performing catheter ablations: a device to protect the esophagus, two related to the LAA, and a trial of mapping software to better identifying rotors and drivers. Go to reports.
Patients with A-Fib and Kidney Disease: Should You be on Blood Thinners? 
Being on an anti-coagulant may make you more prone to stroke UK researchers have found. In fact, patients taking anti-coagulants were 2.6 times as likely to have a stroke Learn more.
Q: “In case I have an A-Fib-related stroke, what does my family need to know to help? (I’m already on a blood thinner.)  What can I do to improve my odds of surviving it?"
A: There are steps you and your family can take to prepare. Create a ‘Stroke Action Plan’. Read my full answer.
New Video: The Maze Open-Heart Surgery by the Cleveland Clinic. Cardiac surgeon Edward Soltesz, MD, discusses who is a good candidate for the Maze surgical-based treatment for A-Fib. Interviews, animation, illustrations and surgical footage. Watch video.
Medicines, Herbs and Supplements: ‘Natural’ Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Safer, or Better
Some think that “natural” products are safe because they believe they're free of chemicals. But some chemicals are good for us and necessary for life—like iron and oxygen. Read more
2018 AF Symposium 2 Live Procedures
My reports cover two cases with the Left Atrial Appendage, one installing an Amplatzer occlusion device and the other using a CryoBalloon catheter to isolated the LAA. Go to my reports.

Recent posts on our News Blog

  1. The Costs and Consequences of Living with Atrial Fibrillation
  2. AF 2018: A Friendly DebateCan Anticoagulants be Stopped after AF Ablation?’ 
  3. New Video: Impact of Lifestyle Factors on Patients with Atrial Fibrillation.
  4. AF 2018: Innovative, ultra low temperature iCLAS Cyro Catheter
  5. Q: "Does Your A-Fib Info Apply to A-Flutter, as well?" Go to answer.
  6. Ronny, Our Newest A-Fib Support Volunteer—Not Cured—Yet!
  7. Harlan Shares How He Gets Out of A-Fib Within 15 minutes.
  8.  Pat Truesdale’s story:Big Payoff: An A-Fib Diary Helps You Cope.
  9. Health-Related Websites: How Do You Find Sources You Can Trust?
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