Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is a mysterious disease. We know a lot but surely not enough. We look at AF but are we really seeing it? I believe there are hard truths to this disease. Hard in a way that neither patients nor doctors like - John Mandrola MD

Atrial Fibrillation

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The A-Fib Marketing Blitz: Be Still My Heart

With breathtaking speed, atrial fibrillation has gone from “Huh?” to parlance. “A-fib”, a common cardiac cause of palpitations, is now in the front ranks of evils lurking to smite our well-being. There is no mystery to this transformation. In 2013, the Food and Drug Administration licensed three new drugs to prevent a stroke, the fearful complication of A-fib: apixaban (Eliquis), rivaroxaban (Xarelto) and dibatigatran (Pradaxa). This unleashed the full might of pharmaceutical marketing: the scientific data for efficacy that convinced the FDA is tortured till it convinced “thought leaders” whose opinions convinced influential journalists. Sales pitches populate print, broadcast and social…

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 The A-Fib Marketing Blitz: Be Still My Heart

With breathtaking speed, atrial fibrillation has gone from Huh? to parlance. A-fib, a common cardiac cause of palpitations, is now in the front ranks of evils lurking to smite our well-being.

My AFib Experience

Taking a proactive approach to learn more about AFib is the next step.

No Time To Wait

AFib is the most common type of irregular heartbeat that often causes the heart to beat too quickly. One of the biggest concerns with AFib is the increased risk of stroke.


WATCHMAN is for people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem who need an alternative to warfarin. This website is intended to provide patients and caregivers with some information about the WATCHMAN Implant. It may help prepare you for talking to your doctor about your options for reducing stroke risk. The WATCHMAN Device is a permanent implant designed to close the left atrial appendage in the heart in an effort to reduce the risk of stroke.

Have you been told that you (or a relative or friend of yours) have Atrial Fibrillation? This Web site is designed to give you the information you need, and to help you find the right doctor and medical center to cure your A-Fib. It also includes personal experiences of those who have had A-Fib and been cured.

AF Association

AF Association supports individuals affected by, or involved in the care of atrial fibrillation (AF). We are an international charity providing support through various means, including a helpline and comprehensive resources written by experts in the field and endorsed by the Department of Health.


A helpful tool for the patient to recognize the AF symptoms, to understand what ablation is and to guide him through the diagnostic pathways and treatment options.

AFIB Matters has been developed to help people better understand and manage Atrial Fibrillation in straightforward, easy to understand terms, which is both user-friendly and compliant with mobile devices.

Atrial Fibrillation Blog

Welcome to the Atrial Fibrillation Blog. This blog is for talking about living with atrial fibrillation (afib) and ways to deal with it.

Dr. AFib

Dr. Percy Francisco Morales, MD is the creator of Dr. AFib. I have treated thousands of patients with atrial fibrillation, commonly known as AFib. Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder worldwide with more patients being diagnosed every day. This site is dedicated to provide high quality education designed for patients living with atrial fibrillation.

Get Smart About AFib

The goal of Get Smart About AFib is to raise awareness of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) signs, symptoms and treatment options and encourage patients to seek treatment as soon as possible.

Our founder, Mellanie True Hills, is now cured of atrial fibrillation. She created as part of the American Foundation for Women's Health to share what she and other atrial fibrillation patients have learned and to provide you with information and answers to your questions. is a patient-to-patient resource to help you control your atrial fibrillation so it doesn't rule your life.


AFib is the most common sustained heart rhythm disorder and increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, both leading causes of death in the United States. An estimated 3 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. Read


Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is a common condition. It is well tolerated by most people who have it. Treatment however can be somewhat complicated and frustrating at times. In addition, it can be associated with strokes and other complications, and therefore deserves careful evaluation.

Women's Heart Foundation

AF often has no strong outward symptoms. Some people with AF will experience heart palpitations-often described as a "pounding", "racing", or "fluttering" heartbeat. In other people, the only symptoms of AF may be dizziness, faintness or light-headedness. Others may have chest pain ranging from mild discomfort to severe pain. And for yet another group, AF has no symptoms at all.

Aurora Health Care

The Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Center helps evaluate patients'' eligibility for ablative therapies that may eliminate AF or reduce the consequences of the AF. The Center nurse can answer questions about the procedure, its risks and benefits. We can assist in coordinating your medical records. We can schedule an appointment for you to see the doctor or to have an ablation procedure.

Columbia Surgery

Over the past twenty years the Department of Surgery has evolved from a loose federation of private practices to a sophisticated network of creative alliances. Collaboration with medical and scientific experts at Columbia University and globally, as well as with the biotech industry, has resulted in many "firsts" and enhanced our reputation for providing the highest quality patient care.

Mayo Clinic

Episodes of atrial fibrillation can come and go, or you may have chronic atrial fibrillation. Although atrial fibrillation itself usually isn't life-threatening, it is a serious medical condition that sometimes requires emergency treatment. It can lead to complications. Treatments for atrial fibrillation may include medications and other interventions to try to alter the heart's electrical system.


The risk of AF increases as you age. Inflammation also is thought to play a role in causing AF.

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