AFib

Is the KETO DIET SAFE for AFib Patients?

Is the KETO DIET SAFE for AFib Patients?

Today I will be discussing the keto diet and for anyone with atrial fibrillation- what you should be aware of if you are considering the keto diet.

The keto diet is an extremely popular and controversial diet right now, and it was actually one of the top Google search terms of 2018, so there are many, many people interested in the keto diet, and I've had several patients of mine ask me about the keto diet and whether I think it's safe for them to use since they have atrial fibrillation.

How Does a Cardioversion Help With Atrial Fibrillation?

How Does a Cardioversion Help With Atrial Fibrillation?

In this article, I will be discussing cardioversions, and how they can be helpful for patients who have atrial fibrillation.

So, first of all, what is a cardioversion? A cardioversion is an electrical shock to your heart to try to reset your heart, to get you out of Atrial Fibrillation, and back to Normal Sinus Rhythm. You may have seen on TV, or in a movie when somebody's heart stops, and they take the electrical paddles and give them the electrical shock to bring them back to life. Meanwhile, your favorite actor will yell usually -“Everyone Clear!”

Can Weight Loss Improve your AFib

Can Weight Loss Improve your AFib

Obesity is a worldwide problem with a significant presence in the United States. People with obesity are much more susceptible to developing health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and sleep apnea, as well as heart disease. Of these adverse health conditions, the risk of heart disease includes, but is not limited to, atrial fibrillation.

Can AFib Be Cured?

Can AFib Be Cured?

As Information and technology surrounding atrial fibrillation continue to improve, a question that I often get is, “can AFib be cured?”

To better answer that question, we first must identify what a cure means. My strict definition of a cure for atrial fibrillation is that through either a procedure, medication, or a lifestyle change a patient has zero episodes of AFib for the rest of their life with absolutely no symptoms. If we adhere to that definition, unfortunately, the answer is no; there is no cure for 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.

If you have heart arrhythmias or another heart rhythm disorder like atrial fibrillation, you actually should be visiting an electrophysiologist. As both a Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, patients often ask me what the difference is between the two.