Enlightened Medical Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Part I. Amiodarone, Kardia And Cardioversions

The skeptical cardiologist is a firm believer in the benefit of maintaining normal rhythm in most patients who develop atrial fibrillation (AF, see here.) Sometimes this can be accomplished by lifestyle changes (losing pounds and cutting back on alcohol , treating sleep apnea, etc.) but more often successful long term maintenance of normal rhythm (NSR) […]

Atrial Fibrillation: Initial Treatment Options

When I talk to my patient with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF), after¬†¬†describing the disease and its consequences, there are two major discussions I go through. The first involves the fact that AF increases the risk of clots forming in the heart and subsequently going to the brain to cause stroke. The second involves whether […]