Atrial Fibrillation

Robotic Atrial Fibrillation San Antonio, TX

Millions of Americans have  heart rhythm disorder. During atrial fibrillation, at times, the top chambers of the heart do not properly beat. The results could include blood clots, heart attack, and stroke. Many people suffer from strokes since blood will pool in the atria of the heart, turn into a clot and then eventually be pumped out where it could travel to the brain.
Standard Atrial Fibrillation Surgery
Without more modern technology, the only way the surgery could be done (and is often done still) would be open heart.  » Read more about: Robotic Atrial Fibrillation San Antonio, TX  »


Is Atrial Fibrillation Necessary? The Most Important Study Presented at the Heart Rhythm Society 2014 Scientific Sessions

“Most diseases have a turning point, a time when things begin to change.
What follows is a report on what I believe may be (pardon the big word) an inflection point in the way we think about the most common heart-rhythm disorder.
Dr Rajeev Pathak, an electrophysiology fellow in the laboratory of Prof Prashanthan Sanders in Adelaide, Australia, gave the presentation. It happened late in the afternoon, in a small room, nestled into a back corner of the massive convention hall.  » Read more about: Is Atrial Fibrillation Necessary? The Most Important Study Presented at the Heart Rhythm Society 2014 Scientific Sessions  »


What You Should Know about Robotic Atrial Fibrillation Surgery

Millions of Americans have atrial fibrillation, or heart rhythm disorder, and they may or may not even know about it. During atrial fibrillation, at times, the top chambers of the heart do not properly beat. The results could include blood clots, heart attack, and stroke. Many people suffer from strokes since blood will pool in the atria of the heart, turn into a clot and then eventually be pumped out where it could travel to the brain.  » Read more about: What You Should Know about Robotic Atrial Fibrillation Surgery  »


A Randomized Controlled Trial to Prevent Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation by Antioxidant Reinforcement

Objectives This study was designed to assess whether the reinforcement of the antioxidant system, through n-3 fatty acids plus antioxidant vitamin supplementation, could reduce the incidence of post-operative atrial fibrillation.
Background Therapy to prevent post-operative atrial fibrillation remains suboptimal. Although oxidative stress plays a key role in the pathogenesis of this arrhythmia, antioxidant reinforcement has produced controversial results.
Methods A total of 203 patients scheduled for on-pump cardiac surgery were randomized to placebo or supplementation with n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (2 g/day) (eicosapentaenoic acid:docosahexaenoic acid ratio 1:2),  » Read more about: A Randomized Controlled Trial to Prevent Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation by Antioxidant Reinforcement  »