AFib and Fitness Tracker App Possibilities

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When it comes to taking control of your AFib, there are many things you can do. For example, if you have a smart device, you might consider getting a fitness tracker app or smart watch to keep tabs on your … Continued

Manage Your Stress – AFib Diet

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Did you know eating certain foods could trigger an AFib episode? It’s true.Especially if you are sensitive to spices and preservatives, you might want to know what foods to avoid that can cause atrial fibrillation.Patients respond differently to foods and … Continued

Choosing AFib Catheter Ablation

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Are you an impatient patient? Do you expect your AFibto be “fixed”only using modern medicine?Expecting that your AFib can be fixed ONLY by surgery may hold you back from enjoying your best health.Your health is not “once and done.” It’s … Continued

Atrial Fibrillation And Stroke – New Smart Phone App Detects AFib

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The professional medical journal Circulationrecently published some exciting results of a study concerning atrial fibrillation and stroke help. This new study involves using a mobile phone app that detects AFib.Isn’t that interesting? The field of using smart phones or smart … Continued

Living With AFib Long Term

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Your health picture constantly changes. Nothing stays the same forever. In fact, not one second passes with your physical health going unchanged. People living with AFib long term can better cope with their “new normal” of an irregular heartbeat by … Continued

Tips For Living With AFib – Manage Your Stress

Excess stress can contribute to triggering an AFib episode.If you are already living with AFib, reducing stress leads to better coping with it. That being said, skim through these ideas about reducing your stress and ultimately taming your AFib episodes … Continued

Chocolate And AFib

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Newly released study findingsfrom a study doneby researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), collaborating with researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Aalborg University and Institute of Cancer Epidemiology in Denmark, observed an … Continued

Poor Circulation Problems and AFib

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Your heart is like a living pump. It keeps you alive by continuously circulating life giving blood throughout your body.When you experience body circulation problems, it can be directly connected to something working improperly in your heart. When it comes … Continued

Can AFib Go Away?

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Every behavior begins with a thought. According to the way you think about your AFib, those thoughts can cause stress in your body and your heart.Can AFib go away?Medical science has not yet figured out exactly what causes AFib, only … Continued

Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation

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Your heart is an amazing organ empowered and operated by blood, natural chemistry, biological design and other scientifically proven factors. Your heart beats rhythmically using its natural electricity.If your health profile changes and creates anomalies such as AFib, you then … Continued

Stress and Atrial Fibrillation

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Stress and Atrial Fibrillation   Currently, there is no known medical cure for atrial fibrillation. Instead, medical professionals focus on symptom relief and preventing AFib complications such as stroke using medical therapies and/or surgical procedures. Stress can cause atrial fibrillation to … Continued

Tips To Manage Anxiety and Palpitations

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Anxiety and palpitations. For people with AFib, they sometimes experience anxiety about their condition. What I tell my patients is this; worrying about their AFib never heals the disorder. Instead, it aggravates it. And, it can interrupt your life routine, … Continued

Atrial Fibrillation After Surgery (POAF)

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Two reports published by the US National Library of medicine, National Institutes of Health about post operative atrial fibrillation reveal significantly increased mortality, hospital readmission, and hospital costs.  Atrial fibrillation after surgery is also called POAF or post-operative atrial fibrillation. … Continued

Common Medical Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation

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When you are first diagnosed with AFib, or, if your heart is missing beats, you can set your mind at ease knowing what are the common medical treatments for atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common type of serious … Continued

Atrial Fibrillation Signs and Symptoms

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If your heart is skipping beats, it may be a helpful idea to know about atrial fibrillation signs and symptoms.Regularly and rhythmically, natural processes operate your body’s many systems. These processes happen outside of your conscious awareness.For example, there are … Continued

Atrial Fibrillation and Cold Weather Triggers

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People with AFib sometimes unexpectedly experience episodes of irregular heartbeat when the barometric pressure or temperature changes. It’s no fun to have atrial fibrillation and cold weather irritating your heart’s rhythm.  So, let’s talk about how cold weather may affect … Continued

Atrial Fibrillation and Alcohol

Let’s face it. Some people enjoy drinking alcohol. There are some pretty tasty wines out there that really complete a meal. But if you have AFib, you may be wondering if atrial fibrillation and alcohol mix. Getting more of the facts can … Continued

What is the Difference Between a Cardiologist and an Electrophysiologist?

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  A cardiologist is a medical professional that studies and treats the heart. Within the cardiology profession, different heart doctors practice subspecialties of cardiology. For example, some cardiac subspecialists solely perform surgical procedures on the heart. Others specialize in diagnosing various heart … Continued

What Is Atrial Fibrillation?

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My name is Dr. Percy Francisco Morales. I’m a board certified cardiologist and electrophysiologist living in Houston, Texas. Many people call me Dr. AFib. Why? I have a special interest in treating people with cardiac arrhythmias, in particular, atrial fibrillation … Continued