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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.

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.

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.

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.

The Dr. AFib Guide to Healthy Living

The Dr. AFib Guide to Healthy Living

Many patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation will need a strategy they can utilize for decades, but the management of atrial fibrillation requires a two-pronged strategy and it is necessary to address both immediate and future goals to achieve the best possible outcomes. Here I present my Healthy Living Guide to help set a foundation for short term and long terms treatment options.

Why Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Matters

Why Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Matters

The month of September marks atrial fibrillation awareness month.

Atrial fibrillation, commonly known as AFib, is the most common heart rhythm disease. It affects millions of people in the US but it is often less understood compared to other heart diseases, such as coronary artery disease. My goal is to increase awareness about this very serious heart disease.  

As an Electrophysiologist, I specialize in AFib. I practice in Houston, Texas and have treated thousands of patients with atrial fibrillation, with more patients being diagnosed every day in our hospitals nationwide.

How Much Will AFib Cost Me?

How Much Will AFib Cost Me?

When someone gets diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, a question that is often overlooked in the beginning days is, “How much will living with and managing atrial fibrillation actually cost me?”

Often the out-of-pocket costs can be surprising to my patients, and unfortunately one of the most common conversations I have during appointments is about limiting the financial burden as much as possible.

In terms of expenses- there are two sides to the equation; How much atrial fibrillation costs from a healthcare standpoint, and how much atrial fibrillation costs individual patients.

What Questions Should I Ask My Doctor About My Atrial Fibrillation?

What Questions Should I Ask My Doctor About My Atrial Fibrillation?

Going to the doctor once you’ve received any kind of diagnosis can be scary, confusing and completely overwhelming. Many patients are afraid to voice their confusion or simply don’t know what to ask their doctor in the first place.

Can a Pacemaker Help with My Atrial Fibrillation?

Can a Pacemaker Help with My Atrial Fibrillation?

If you’re living with AFib, it’s likely that you’re constantly on the lookout for treatments that may provide relief. If your Atrial Fibrillation is causing you to have a slow heartbeat, a treatment you may be currently considering is a pacemaker.