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Important Guidelines for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation Patients

Posted Feb 19 2009 6:31pm 4 Comments

Lately there have been questions, comments, and requests for atrial fibrillation information that already exists in the StopAfib.org news story archives.

So with September being Atrial Fibrillation Month, it seems appropriate to call attention to the important afib documents and stories in our News archives. You’ll generally find there stories that are more than 3 months old.

Go to StopAfib.org Archived News Stories…

You may want to peruse many of the stories there. I’d especially like to call your attention to two of the most important documents for anyone with afib — you will find them both at the bottom of the page as they were our first news stories:

  1. 2006 Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation—ACC/AHA/ESC  — Guidelines to assist healthcare providers in managing and treating atrial fibrillation patients
  2. Expert Consensus Statement on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation—HRS/EHTA/ECAS  — Guidelines from the Heart Rhythm Society Task Force on Catheter Ablation and Surgical Ablation (maze and mini maze surgery)

The first document is important for all afib patients, and the second is important for anyone considering catheter ablation, maze surgery, or mini maze surgery now or in the future. 

On another subject, thanks for your help in spreading the word in September that it is Atrial Fibrillation Month by sending friends and family to:

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Artial Fibrillation is due to the irregularity of sinus node many impulses rise in atria causing missing of pulses. Cardiac rhythm disturbance characterized by uncoordinated, rapid atrial contractions of up to 350 or more impulses per minute Causes are hypertension, Coronary artery disease, heart Failure, Congenital heart disease.
Atrial fibrillation may be idiopathic, the result of rheumatic mitral valve disease (see rheumatic fever ) in young people or hypertensive heart disease (see hypertension ) and arteriosclerotic heart diseases (see arteriosclerosis ) in older people. It may result in a rapid pulse rate and may be associated with thrombus formation in the atria and a risk of embolization to the brain ( stroke ) or other organs.
Atrial fibrillation may be idiopathic, the result of rheumatic mitral valve disease (see rheumatic fever ) in young people or hypertensive heart disease (see hypertension ) and arteriosclerotic heart diseases (see arteriosclerosis ) in older people. It may result in a rapid pulse rate and may be associated with thrombus formation in the atria and a risk of embolization to the brain ( stroke ) or other organs.
http://www.biblehealth.com/atrial-fibrillation/atrial-fibrillation.html
Our heart beats in a specific rhythm throughout our lives. Sometimes, there is a slight disturbance in this rhythm, owing to a variety of factors. This disturbed rhythm is the condition called arrhythmia. atrial fibrillation is the occurrence of such a disturbance in the rhythm in the atria of the human heart. The result is an erratic increase in the heart rate.
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