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Next time, get the extended warranty

I’m 54 and I have AFib. I’ve been clocking in at about 130 beats a minute. No heart disease, no clogged arteries, just bad rhythm. 224 more words

Been pretty steady... 

So to make a long story short, I finally ended up switching cardiologists and found out that for the last two plus years, I was being prescribed the wrong medicine. 222 more words


Changing seasons

Brushing teeth – beep! Rolling over in bed – beep! Battery in monitor goes dead while getting in bed – beep, beep, beep! Flushing the commode and walking out of the bathroom – more beeps! 754 more words


September - National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

When I was young, my grandmother was rushed to the hospital with atrial fibrillation. While my mom was parking the car, I went in the ER with my grandmother and told the nurses that my grandmother was having “artillery fibrillation”.

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AliveCor Mobile ECG Misidentifies One Patient's Heart Rhythm

The skeptical cardiologist has been evaluating the AliveCor mobile ECG device for use with a smartphone to detect atrial fibrillation.  In my initial post on this I found it to be accurate in identifying atrial fibrillation in my patients. 202 more words

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New AFib technology in the Piedmont

HIGH POINT, N.C. — A Piedmont hospital is using new technology to treat atrial fibrillation (AFib or AF).

This year, High Point Regional became the first in the Triad to treat patients using the new Artic Front Advance Cardiac Cryoballoon System. 251 more words

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'It's A Miracle ... It Is A Miracle' Says Man Who Received New AFib Procedure

DENVER (CBS4) – Almost three million people in the U.S. suffer from atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat. It can cause shortness of breath and is a leading cause of stroke. 351 more words