Apple Watch Series 4 Review - Will it Help Atrial Fibrillation Patients?

Apple Watch Series 4 Review - Will it Help Atrial Fibrillation Patients?

In this article I will be discussing the Apple Watch Series 4 and the new ECG features on the watch. How beneficial could this be for atrial fibrillation patients? How accurate is the Apple Watch to detect atrial fibrillation?

Dr. AFib’s Atrial Fibrillation Diet Tips

Dr. AFib’s Atrial Fibrillation Diet Tips

In this article I will discuss my recommended diet tips for patients with atrial fibrilation.

How Does an Implantable Loop Recorder Help Manage Atrial Fibrillation?

How Does an Implantable Loop Recorder Help Manage Atrial Fibrillation?

These monitors are like the heart monitors that you have worn in your doctor’s office, except it's underneath your skin. You don't have to actually wear anything and you can go and do all your normal activities. These devices have a battery life that typically lasts for three years. It can give your doctor a lot of information about how your atrial fibrillation is doing.

How Do Stages of Atrial Fibrillation Affect Treatment?

How Do Stages of Atrial Fibrillation Affect Treatment?

In this post I will be discussing stages of atrial fibrillation, and why it's important in the management of your atrial fibrillation. Learn here why it matters in your care if you have paroxysmal atrial fibrillation or persistent atrial fibrillation versus permanent atrial fibrillation.

How Can Atrial Fibrillation Make You Pass Out?

How Can Atrial Fibrillation Make You Pass Out?

Do you have a history of atrial fibrillation and syncope? Can atrial fibrillation actually make you pass out? The answer to that is, YES! I've seen three different ways in which atrial fibrillation can make a patient pass out.

What are Signs and Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation?

What are Signs and Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation?

What are signs and symptoms of atrial fibrillation? How do you know if your symptoms could be due to atrial fibrillation? This is something that a lot of people ask questions about. What does atrial fibrillation feel like? How do you know if you have atrial fibrillation? There are people out there that have not been diagnosed yet with atrial fibrillation and are having symptoms and want to know if it is possible to have atrial fibrillation.

How Does A Beta-Blocker Help With Atrial Fibrillation?

How Does A Beta-Blocker Help With Atrial Fibrillation?

If you've been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, it's very likely that as some point you were prescribed a beta-blocker medication, which the most commonly used is Metoprolol or there are variety of others used including Carvedilol, Atenolol, Labetalol, Bisoprolol, just to name a few. These medications are very commonly used so I will discuss why they are used and discuss common side affects of these medications.

What Do I Need To Know After New Diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation?

What Do I Need To Know After New Diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation?

In this blog post I discuss tips for patients recently diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. I will discuss the important first steps to take for your treatment and when to seek expert consultation.

Can Atrial Fibrillation Give Me a Heart Attack?

Can Atrial Fibrillation Give Me a Heart Attack?

Many patients, when they have episodes of atrial fibrillation, they can feel chest pain and feel as if they are having a heart attack. So, can atrial fibrillation actually give you a heart attack? Read my article to find out more.

Is the KETO DIET SAFE for AFib Patients?

Is the KETO DIET SAFE for AFib Patients?

In this article I will be discussing the keto diet and for anyone with atrial fibrillation- what you should be aware of if you are considering the keto diet.

How Does a Cardioversion Help With Atrial Fibrillation?

How Does a Cardioversion Help With Atrial Fibrillation?

In this article, I will be discussing cardioversions, a common treatment option for atrial fibrillation, and how they can be helpful for patients who have atrial fibrillation. Read my article to find out more.

Can Weight Loss Improve your AFib?

Can Weight Loss Improve your AFib?

In this article I will discuss how weight loss can improve a patient’s atrial fibrillation. What is the data to support a recommendation for weight loss? Find out my in my article.

Can Atrial Fibrillation Be Cured?

Can Atrial Fibrillation Be Cured?

In this article I will discuss the topic of whether atrial fibrillation is curable, and the importance of long-term care for AFib patients.

What is a Cryptogenic Stroke?

What is a Cryptogenic Stroke?

A cryptogenic stroke (CS) is technically defined as cerebral ischemia (stroke) of obscure or unknown origin. This is basically a fancy way of saying that a patient has had a stroke, yet doctors have not determined a cause. In this post I discuss the relationship between a cryptogenic stroke and atrial fibrillation.

When Should I See an Electrophysiologist?

When Should I See an Electrophysiologist?

When you learn you have a heart condition, it’s likely you assume you’ll need to visit a cardiologist. However, not all cardiologists specialize in treating every issue related to the heart. In this article I discuss what is an electrophysiologist and when is the right time for a patient with atrial fibrillation to seek an expert consultation.

How Does Sleep Apnea Affect AFib?

How Does Sleep Apnea Affect AFib?

Although atrial fibrillation can have a range of causes, research reveals a strong link between AFib and Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or OSA. In this article I’ll discuss the relationship between atrial fibrillation and sleep apnea.

How Does Cold Weather Affect Atrial Fibrillation?

How Does Cold Weather Affect Atrial Fibrillation?

A common question I get is whether cold weather and atrial fibrillation have any relation. We’re well into wintertime now in the United States and many of us are outside in frigid temperatures. So, the question is, does cold weather actually have an effect on atrial fibrillation? Do people get more frequent episodes of AFib during the wintertime?

Three Holiday Tips from Dr. AFib

Three Holiday Tips from Dr. AFib

With the Holidays and New Years right around the corner, it’s important to examine how your changing habits around these festivities can affect your AFib. How do the holidays actually affect a person's atrial fibrillation or potentially increase a person's risk for getting episodes of AFib? There are a variety of ways in which the holidays can affect a person's AFib and trigger episodes.

Can a Watchman Procedure Reduce My Risk for Stroke?

Can a Watchman Procedure Reduce My Risk for Stroke?

In this article I will discuss the watchman procedure for patients with atrial fibrillation, and discuss who should be candidates for this procedure.

THREE Ways to Save Money on Your Eliquis Prescriptions

THREE Ways to Save Money on Your Eliquis Prescriptions

Since being FDA approved in 2012, Eliquis has become an excellent option for the prevention of stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Eliquis was approved based on the results of the 2011 ARISTOTLE Trial. During this trial, over 18,000 patients were studied. Eliquis was compared to Warfarin over a mean period of 1.8 years. During this study Eliquis was shown to be superior to Warfarin in reducing risk of stroke. Patients taking Eliquis also showed significantly less risk for major bleeding compared to Warfarin.