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Preventing Strokes in Patients with AFib

by Suneet Mittal, M.D., Director, Electrophysiology, The Valley Hospital, and Medical Director, Snyder Center for Comprehensive Atrial Fibrillation.

Posted on September 5, 2017

Did you know that more than 3 million Americans are affected by atrial fibrillation? Atrial fibrillation, which is also referred to as AF or AFib, is the most common irregular or abnormal heart rhythm disorder. It decreases the heart’s pumping ability and can make the heart work less efficiently. In addition, patients must be aware that AFib can lead to potentially life-threatening problems such as blood clots and a higher risk of stroke.
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Take Control: The Role of Psychosocial Stressors in Heart Disease

by Elliot Brown, M.D., Valley Medical Group, Cardiology, Clifton

Posted on February 20, 2017

The treatment of atrial fibrillation involves not only world-class medical care but a consideration of psychological and behavioral factors as well. Behavioral cardiology — a new discipline within cardiology — focuses not only on the physical aspects of heart disease, but also the psychosocial stressors that may impact the progression of heart disease.
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Evidence-Based, Patient-Centric, Team-Directed Healthcare for Patients with AFib

by Suneet Mittal, M.D., Director of Electrophysiology at The Valley Hospital and Medical Director, the Snyder Center for Comprehensive Atrial Fibrillation

Posted on February 15, 2017

When it comes to successfully treating atrial fibrillation (AFib), collaboration is proving to be more crucial than ever.  
 
Atrial fibrillation, or an irregular heartbeat, can lead to blood clots and is associated with a higher incidence of stroke and heart failure.  Today, more than 2.7 million people in the U.S. live with AFib, and that number is expected to double by 2050.  Guidelines on the management of AFib released this summer by the European Society of Cardiology and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery suggest that a comprehensive treatment approach may help curb this trend.
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New Hope for Persistent, Difficult-to-Treat Atrial Fibrillation

by Suneet Mittal, M.D., Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory; and Jason Sperling, M.D., Subspecialty Director, Thoracic Aortic Surgery and Surgical Atrial Fibrillation Program

Posted on January 24, 2014

At least 2 million people in the United States have atrial fibrillation (or AFib), a disorder of the heart’s intricate electrical system.We are pleased to be among the few hospitals in the New York metropolitan area to offer a new, minimally invasive hybrid approach to restore normal heart rhythm in even the most difficult to treat patients suffering from atrial fibrillation.
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