AF ablation Atrial fibrillation

New post up on Trials and Fibrillations over at The changing role of AF medicines.

I cheated–a little. I promised to post on some of the ways I use rhythm-control medicines for AF. I did indeed post about this topic–just not here. As I wrote and edited and stewed about rhythm medicine for AF, it occurred to me that this would be a great topic to write about on Trials […]

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How the treatment of genital warts impacted AF therapy…

I know the title sounds crazy, but this isn’t just a headline grabber. It is real. Here’s the story: Tambocor is the brand name version of the helpful AF drug, flecainide. “Flec,” as we call it, helps control AF episodes in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) AND a structurally normal heart. Its patent long expired; […]

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AF Update: Flecainide misinformation

I have said that the best tool for treating atrial fibrillation (AF) is education. I still strongly believe this, perhaps more then ever. AF presents itself to people in so many different ways–from no symptoms to incapacitation. Likewise, the treatments for AF range from simple reassurance and lifestyle changes, to taking a medicine, and on […]