The answer to this isn’t as cut and dry as you would think. The best NOAC, or blood thinner, is the one that is best for your unique health condition and situation. For some, Xarelto will work best. For others, Eliquis will be the best choice. And still others will do best on warfarin (or for whatever reason warfarin may be the only option). There was a study published in November 2017, however, that demonstrated Eliquis as being the best NOAC for non-valvular atrial fibrillation.
The following blog post was written by my good friend and editor of Afibbers.org, Shannon Dickson. This is a long post but if you’re considering an ablation to treat your atrial fibrillation, or if you’ve had an unsuccessful ablation, you must read this post! Without further ado, I’ll let Shannon take it from here… As Travis as noted throughout his blog, we tell all our readers at Afibbers.org forum to expect two procedures with a true expert ablationist who does […]
The Heart Detective System helps to map out trouble spots in the heart–that is, the spots that are causing arrhythmia. Doctors could then use this information to make ablations more effective. While we have 3D mapping capabilities alraedy, this device promises to speed up the mapping process, allowing it to take place in as little as 15 minutes. The result is the EP gets faster, more precise information and the ablation takes less time. Cardiologist Wyn Davies treated former Prime […]
According to a new study, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation naturally progresses towards chronic AF at an estimated rate of 15% to 30% over a 1- to 3-year period. I’d like to know what that means exactly. I’ve had paroxysmal afib for 8 years now. It certainly hasn’t progressed to chronic afib. I wonder if it means once afib starts spiraling out of control it goes to chronic at that clip. In other words, you can have paroxysmal afib for 15 years […]