Last week we hosted a web chat on arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms) and devices. During the chat, Dr. Wilkoff answered a question he often gets from patients: What is the difference between a pacemaker and a defibrillator? See more questions and answers by cardiologists Dr. Wilkoff and Dr. Kanj at the Arrhythmias and Device Therapy web chat transcript.
A question and answer from our Atrial Fibrillation live chat. Dr. Bruce Lindsay, Dr. Marc Gillinov, and Dr. David Van Wagoner from the Cleveland Clinic and Mellanie True Hills, Founder and CEO of StopAfib.org answered many great questions about atrial fibrillation, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Question: In your estimation, which antiarrhythmic drugs are effective while having … Read More
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
Dr. Bruce Lindsay, Dr. Marc Gillinov, and Dr. David Van Wagoner from the Cleveland Clinic and Mellanie True Hills, Founder and CEO of StopAfib.org 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
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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