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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?

Does Atrial Fibrillation Make You Short of Breath?

Does Atrial Fibrillation Make You Short of Breath?

Today I will be discussing shortness of breath and the question ‘why does atrial fibrillation make you feel short of breath?’ There's many ways in which atrial fibrillation can make somebody feel short of breath, so lets go over a few examples.

What Are Atrial Fibrillation Triggers?

What Are Atrial Fibrillation Triggers?

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?

What are the Causes of Atrial Fibrillation?

What are the Causes of Atrial Fibrillation?

Many times when I meet a patient who's been recently diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, they want to know, "Why did I get atrial fibrillation? What causes atrial fibrillation?" This article will highlight the most common things that cause the long-term condition of atrial fibrillation.

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.

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?

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?