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What is Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation?

What is Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation?

In this post I will be discussing paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, and just as important, what is the significance of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation?

Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines 2019 with Doctor AFib

Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines 2019 with Doctor AFib

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.

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.

Can Smoking Cause Atrial Fibrillation?

Can Smoking Cause Atrial Fibrillation?

In this article I will discuss smoking and atrial fibrillation and how the effects of smoking can influence your atrial fibrillation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Does Magnesium Help With Atrial Fibrillation?

Does Magnesium Help With Atrial Fibrillation?

In this article I will be discussing the role of magnesium supplementation for patients with atrial fibrillation. What does the data show and what do I recommend to my patients?

The Dr. AFib Review of the KardiaMobile and KardiaBand

The Dr. AFib Review of the KardiaMobile and KardiaBand

In this article I will review the very popular KardiaMobile and KardiaBand. These products have been designed for at home monitoring of atrial fibrillation through a smart phone or smart watch. Read this article to learn more.

Dr. AFib’s 7 Most Commonly Asked Questions

Dr. AFib’s 7 Most Commonly Asked Questions

In this popular article I discuss my most commonly asked questions about Atrial Fibrillation. Is AFib curable? How does stress affect AFib? Can you safely drink alcohol if you have Atrial Fibrillation? Read my article to find out my answers!

AFib and Coronary Artery Disease

AFib and Coronary Artery Disease

AFib and coronary artery disease are two very common heart conditions. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common cardiovascular disease, while atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. Still, there’s a great deal of misunderstanding on how coronary artery disease and atrial fibrillation relate to each other and how to manage patients that may have both conditions.

AFib and Congestive Heart Failure

AFib and Congestive Heart Failure

Considering overall heart health, there are often other heart  issues that go along with atrial fibrillation. A common condition those living with AFib often face is congestive heart failure, commonly known as CHF. In this article I discuss the complexity of managing patients that have BOTH conditions. Read my article here for my thoughts.

For the Caregivers of Someone Living with AFib

For the Caregivers of Someone Living with AFib

If you are the caregiver or loved one of someone dealing with a complicated medical condition, such as atrial fibrillation, this post is for you.

First, I would like to begin by saying, “Thank you”. I understand that navigating this condition as a caregiver can often be stressful and demanding.

Now, I’d like to offer you some tips for caring for someone with atrial fibrillation, so you can better understand the condition and what you may need to do if complications arise.