Atrial Fibrillation After Surgery (POAF)

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Two reports published by the US National Library of medicine, National Institutes of Health about post operative atrial fibrillation reveal significantly increased mortality, hospital readmission, and hospital costs.  Atrial fibrillation after surgery is also called POAF or post-operative atrial fibrillation. … Continued

Common Medical Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation

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When you are first diagnosed with AFib, or, if your heart is missing beats, you can set your mind at ease knowing what are the common medical treatments for atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common type of serious … Continued

Atrial Fibrillation Signs and Symptoms

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If your heart is skipping beats, it may be a helpful idea to know about atrial fibrillation signs and symptoms.Regularly and rhythmically, natural processes operate your body’s many systems. These processes happen outside of your conscious awareness.For example, there are … Continued

Atrial Fibrillation and Cold Weather Triggers

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People with AFib sometimes unexpectedly experience episodes of irregular heartbeat when the barometric pressure or temperature changes. It’s no fun to have atrial fibrillation and cold weather irritating your heart’s rhythm.  So, let’s talk about how cold weather may affect … Continued

Atrial Fibrillation and Alcohol

Let’s face it. Some people enjoy drinking alcohol. There are some pretty tasty wines out there that really complete a meal. But if you have AFib, you may be wondering if atrial fibrillation and alcohol mix. Getting more of the facts can … Continued

What is the Difference Between a Cardiologist and an Electrophysiologist?

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  A cardiologist is a medical professional that studies and treats the heart. Within the cardiology profession, different heart doctors practice subspecialties of cardiology. For example, some cardiac subspecialists solely perform surgical procedures on the heart. Others specialize in diagnosing various heart … Continued

What Is Atrial Fibrillation?

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My name is Dr. Percy Francisco Morales. I’m a board certified cardiologist and electrophysiologist living in Houston, Texas. Many people call me Dr. AFib. Why? I have a special interest in treating people with cardiac arrhythmias, in particular, atrial fibrillation … Continued