AFib Treatments

What Really Happens During A Catheter Ablation For Atrial Fibrillation?

What Really Happens During A Catheter Ablation For Atrial Fibrillation?

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.

When Should You Go To The Emergency Room During an AFib Attack?

When Should You Go To The Emergency Room During an AFib Attack?

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.

Atrial Fibrillation - What Is Your Risk For Stroke?

Atrial Fibrillation - What Is Your Risk For Stroke?

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?

How Can Atrial Fibrillation Make You Pass Out?

How Can Atrial Fibrillation Make You Pass Out?

Do you have a history of atrial fibrillation and syncope? Can atrial fibrillation actually make you pass out? The answer to that is, YES! I've seen three different ways in which atrial fibrillation can make a patient pass out.

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.

Is the KETO DIET SAFE for AFib Patients?

Is the KETO DIET SAFE for AFib Patients?

In this article 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.

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.

What is a Cryptogenic Stroke?

What is a Cryptogenic Stroke?

A cryptogenic stroke (CS) is technically defined as cerebral ischemia (stroke) of obscure or unknown origin. This is basically a fancy way of saying that a patient has had a stroke, yet doctors have not determined a cause. In this post I discuss the relationship between a cryptogenic stroke and 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?

Three Holiday Tips from Dr. AFib

Three Holiday Tips from Dr. AFib

With the Holidays and New Years right around the corner, it’s important to examine how your changing habits around these festivities can affect your AFib. How do the holidays actually affect a person's atrial fibrillation or potentially increase a person's risk for getting episodes of AFib? There are a variety of ways in which the holidays can affect a person's AFib and trigger episodes.

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.

What Do I Need to Know About Digoxin?

What Do I Need to Know About Digoxin?

What are the benefits and risks for the medication Digoxin? Here I will explain the key features that every patient should now about this commonly used medication for atrial fibrillation.

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.