When to consider ablation treatment for atrial fibrillation?
When assessing whether or not to do Ablation treatment for atrial fibrillation Your cardiologist will take a number of factors into accountRead more
What makes your heart pump? – The Electrical Impulses
The sinus node is occasionally called the "natural pacemaker" of your heart. It sends out electrical impulses, called the sinus rhythm.Read more
What Is WPW Syndrome?
Patients with WPW have an extra lead path between the atria and heart chambers, often between the left atrium and the left ventricle.Read more
What is Ventricular tachycardia?
Ventricular tachycardia is a disruption of the heart rhythm disorder that occurs in the heart chambers (ventricles).Read more
What is the Sinus rhythm
The normal heart rhythm. The sinus node regularly sends out signals into the atria - calmly when we are at rest and faster when we are activeRead more
What Is Focal Atrial Tachycardia?
Focal atrial tachycardia (ectopic atrial tachycardia) is a form of rapid heart rhythm disorder that comes from a specific place in the atria.Read more
What Is Atrioventricular Nodal Reentry Tachycardia (AVNRT)?
AVNRT: "AtrioVentricular Nodal Re-entry Tachycardia". As with most forms of arrhythmias the heart rhythm of AVNRT patients often moves out of control in a type of carousel movement.Read more
What Is Atrial Fibrillation (AF)?
What is Atrial Fibrillation? is the most commonly diagnosed form of arrhythmia. One in four of us will be diagnosed with AFRead more
What Is An ICD?
A cardiac arrest is a life-threatening arrhythmia in which the heart's pumping function stops - and thus no blood comes out to the body's organsRead more
What is an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)
An electrocardiogram ECG is used to find out what kind of heart rhythm disorder you have. The ECG shows the electrical activity of your heartRead more
What Is An Atrial Flutter?
An atrial flutter is a type of cardiac arrhythmia that often occurs in individuals who are also suffering from atrial fibrillation.Read more
What is a Maze Procedure?
The Maze Procedure is a difficult operation, but is an effective treatment of atrial fibrillation with a modest risk for complicationsRead more
What Is a His-Bundle Ablation?
A Bundle of His ablation does not remove or cure atrial fibrillation, but it removes the effect the chaotic signals from AF has on the pulsRead more
What do we know about the causes of atrial fibrillation?
Atrial fibrillation is - like many other diseases - what we call "multifactorial". There are many different causes of atrial fibrillation (afib)Read more
What can I do if my atrial fibrillation re-occurs
Even if you are receiving treatment to avoid new episodes of atrial fibrillation it is possible for episodes of atrial fibrillation re-occursRead more
What Are The Symptoms Of A Blood Clot In The Brain
The symptoms of a blood clot in the brain can often come and go from one second to the next - this makes it important to react quickly!Read more
What Are Anticoagulants?
The most serious complication of atrial fibrillation is a blood clot in the brain, and anticoagulants are one of the best ways to avoid this.Read more
Ventricular extrasystoles is the medical term for extra beats in a patient’s heart chamber. These are common and are normally benign, but...Read more
Unnoticed factors that can trigger atrial fibrillation
There are many factors that can trigger atrial fibrillation - understanding these can help you avoid developing or worsening your afib.Read more
The structure of the heart
The heart consists of four chambers – two antechambers and… Read moreRead more
The Latest Research On Alcohol and Atrial Fibrillation
There has been agreement for many years that there is a link between alcohol and atrial fibrillation, as a risc factor and a trigger of afib.Read more
The Circulatory System
The heart is a muscle that pumps blood through your lungs, your brain and the rest of your body - this is called the circulatory system.Read more
Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation
symptoms of atrial fibrillation vary from patient to patient. Some are so mild that patients are unaware that they have atrial fibrillation.Read more
Stress and Atrial Fibrillation
This article will cover the relationship between stress and atrial fibrillation as a risk factor for development and as a trigger of afib.Read more
Risk of Blood clots and severe bleeding
Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of blood clots, as during an episode the atria is not able to properly drain and can cause blood clotsRead more
Objectives of Atrial Fibrillation Treatment
The primary purpose of treatment of atrial fibrillation is to protect you against blood clots or the development of heart failure.Read more
Medical treatment of atrial fibrillation
In this article i will present different methods of medical treatment of atrial fibrillation, their effectiveness and their potential side effects.Read more
Increased metabolism (hyperthyreoidism)
Increased metabolism, too much metabolic hormone is produced in the "thyroid gland". An increased metabolism can cause atrial fibrillation.Read more
How To Live Better With Atrial Fibrillation
This article will cover the primary known factors statistically proven to increase the risk of causing episodes of atrial fibrillation.Read more
How To Check Your Pulse – it Could Save Your Life
Suspicion of atrial fibrillation can often be obtained simply by measuring the heart rate. Therefore, you should know how to check your pulseRead more
How Pacemakers Treat Heart Failure
When a heart’s ability to pump is impaired, it can be necessary to implant a special type of pacemaker that can stimulate both the right and left ventricles simultaneously.Read more
How Effective Is Ablation Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation?
An ablation treatment is performed with a small instrument called an ablation catheter, which is inserted into the left atrium of the heartRead more
How Does Your Weight Affect Atrial Fibrillation?
New studies explain more about the connection between excess weight and atrial fibrillation, and the effect weight loss has on afib.Read more
How does closure of the left atrial auricle (LAAC) work?
One of the most serious complications of atrial fibrillation is a blood clot in the brain. These clots are caused by closure of the left atrial auricle (LAAC)Read more
How Does A Pacemaker Work?
A pacemaker is used if a patient's heart rate is too slow. There can be a number of different reasons for this...Read more
High blood pressure (Hypertension)
High blood pressure can strain the heart and blood vessels which can lead to an increased risk of atrial fibrillation and heart failure.Read more
Healthy lifestyle and Atrial Fibrillation
A Healthy lifestyle and Atrial Fibrillation means a moderate alcohol consumption, weight loss, physical activity, and a healthy diet.Read more
Exercise and atrial fibrillation
There are many studies that have shown a "U-shaped" connection between the level of sports activity and the risk of atrial fibrillation.Read more
Do you need general anesthesia to undergo an ablation treatment?
I have been asked several times for my position for or against general anesthesia during ablation treatment, this article covers my opinionRead more
Direct Current Cardioversion – An Electric Shock That Makes Your Heart Beat Regularly
DC Conversion (Direct Current Cardioversion) delivers a direct current shock to the chest in an attempt to alter the rhythm of the heart.Read more
Different types of atrial fibrillation
There are three different types of atrial fibrillation: Seizure (paroxystic), Constant (persistent) and Chronic (permanent) atrial fibrillationRead more
Diabetes and atrial fibrillation
People with both diabetes and atrial fibrillation are at greater risk for blood clot complications for their atrial fibrillationRead more
Decreased pumping power in the heart, or Heart failure
Can atrial fibrillation cause heart failure? Atrial fibrillation can cause heart failure and conversely, heart failure can also lead to afib.Read more
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – “COPD”
The most common chronic lung disease "COPD" often causes increased pressure in the pulmonary circulation. And can therefore strain the heart.Read more
Can smoking cause Atrial Fibrillation?
Smoking and atrial fibrillation. The increased risk of afib as an active smoker, corresponds to the difference in risk between 60 and 63-year olds.Read more
Atrial Fibrillation And Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea is common in people with atrial fibrillation. Up to half of all people with atrial fibrillation also have sleep apneaRead more
Atrial fibrillation and quality of life
Many people live a good and rich life despite atrial fibrillation (atrial fibrillation), however there are many individuals whose quality of life is significantly reduced by the condition.Read more
Atrial fibrillation and alcohol
It is important to understand the difference between alcohol as a risk factor for developing atrial fibrillation or as a risk factor for relapseRead more
Atrial fibrillation and age
Atrial fibrillation becomes much more common the older we get. In particular, the risk increases when we reach the age of 65-70 and older.Read more
Atrial fibrillation – From symptoms to treatment
Atrial fibrillation is by far the most common heart rhythm disorder. About one in four (25%) can expect to get atrial fibrillationRead more
If the heart beat starts in the heart chambers, we call it ventricular extrasystoles. If they start in the atria, they are called "atrial extrasystoles".Read more
Ablation treatment for atrial fibrillation
Ablation is very effective treatment for atrial fibrillation. This is especially true if the patient only has episodic atrial fibrillation.Read more
A little about the heart
The heart consists of four chambers - two atria (one atrium) and two ventricles (one ventricle). The heart simultaneously pump “old” deoxygenated bloodRead more
A Brief History of Atrial Fibrillation
The earliest evidence of humanity’s understanding of heart disease is found in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Mesopotamia.Read more