Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines Relax – a Little

People who’ve been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) may wonder how fast or slow their heart should be beating. The American College of Cardiology Foundation, the American Heart Association, and the Heart Rhythm Society have come up with an answer. It is part of their recently updated guidelines for the treatment of atrial fibrillation … Read More

Atrial Fibrillation Live Web Chat Monday – 6/13

Dr. Bruce Lindsay, Dr. Marc Gillinov, and Dr. David Van Wagoner from the Cleveland Clinic and Mellanie True Hills, Founder and CEO of will answer your questions. The most common irregular heart rhythm disorder is called atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib) and involves the two upper chambers (atria) of the heart. Some people may … Read More

Faster Beat Means More Risk for Some

All patients with diagnosed coronary heart disease have a higher risk of death.  But which of these patients has the highest risk of death?  Michael Faulx, MD., of the Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute, may know.  The answer, he says, is in the heart rate: the faster it beats, the higher the risk.  Dr. … Read More

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Atrial Fibrillation Genes Identified

Mina Chung, MD, of the Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute, was featured in a recent article about atrial fibrillation (AF) in Men’s Health Advisor. “Atrial fibrillation is associated with a 1 1/2 to twofold increase in cardiovascular and overall mortality and a five to sevenfold increase in stroke,” Dr. Chung told the newsletter. “It’s one … Read More

Wearable CD as Good as Implantable

There are different kinds of cardioverter-defibrillators. Some are surgically implanted in the chest (ICDs). Some are sewn into garments and worn like vests. Some are strapped on like holsters.  All monitor heart rhythms and deliver an electric shock to disrupt potentially dangerous arrhythmias.  Wearable cardioverter-defibrillators (WCD) are used by patients who have a previous condition … Read More