If you are considering a catheter ablation to treat atrial fibrillation, here are some tips I can give you about what really happens during an ablation procedure. I’ll walk your through a typical consultation, the preparation, the procedure itself, and the expected recovery.
In this post I will be discussing paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, and just as important, what is the significance of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation?
When patients get an AFib Attack, when is it that they should go to the emergency room or get urgent medical attention? This is a common question that I get, patients want to have some guideline to know when is it safe to be at home.
In this article I will discuss the 2019 Guidelines Update on the Management Of The Patient With Atrial Fibrillation. I’ll discuss several new points about the management of atrial fibrillation patients.
Today I will be discussing one of the most important features when managing atrial fibrillation, which is determining a patient’s risk of stroke. So how does your doctor decide what is your individual risk of stroke?
What can cause an individual episode of atrial fibrillation? In this segment, I will discuss things that can actually exacerbate or trigger an episode of atrial fibrillation. Now, some of these triggers don't apply to everyone. Figuring out which triggers affect your atrial fibrillation means you needing to be a detective about your own atrial fibrillation to know what more commonly triggers your atrial fibrillation, so you know better what to avoid. What are some common triggers for atrial fibrillation?
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.
In this article I will discuss smoking and atrial fibrillation and how the effects of smoking can influence your 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this article I will discuss the topic of whether atrial fibrillation is curable, and the importance of long-term care for AFib patients.
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.
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.
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?
In this article I will discuss the watchman procedure for patients with atrial fibrillation, and discuss who should be candidates for this procedure.
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.