FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Herbal and afib

Herbal Supplements and Afib

Are Your Holistic Supplementation Interfering With Your Medicines? Most medicines affected have a ‘narrow therapeutic index’, which means that if the amount of the drug is even a little too low or too high, it can cause big problems. St. John’s wort, for as an example, has interaction with many types of drugs. In most […]

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Loved one Diagnosed with AFib : Should I Worry?

Diagnosed with AFib : What, Me Worry?

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Certain Rx Painkillers Tied to Higher AFib Risk

Although this study is only able to show an association between prescription NSAIDs and the risk for atrial fibrillation, lead researcher Dr. Bruno Stricker, a professor of pharmacoepidemiology at Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands …

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Horses with Afib? – Be Ready must face heart scan…

Godolphin have reported Be Ready was suffering from an “atrial fibrillation” when he flopped as second-favourite in the Craven Stakes at Newmarket on Thursday.

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Afib Ablation Procedure Explained

Afib Ablation – What to Expect…

Afib Ablations are scary!  Unfortunately some doctors are a little less than artful in explaining the procedure and what to expect.  My Electrophysiologist spoke with me about 5 minutes about the procedure and I don’t remember exactly what he said.  Long story short – this video might help you – it did me. Stingram  Cardiac […]

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News: High Blood Pressure Increases Afib Risk

High blood pressure is one of the major causes of afib. I don’t know of anyone who has atrial fibrillation who does not have or did have hypertension. It’s the most common condition associated with atrial fibrillation. If your blood pressure is through the roof and you’re not doing much about it, chances are, you’ll develop […]

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Psoriasis and Afib

Psoriasis and Atrial Fibrillation Linked?

Inflammation contributes to the pathogenesis of psoriasis as well as atrial fibrillation. The impact of psoriasis and its association with new–onset atrial fibrillation was assessed in hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH).  Psoriasis has a similar prevalence in hypertensive patients as in the general population.  Psoriasis independently predicted new–onset atrial fibrillation despite lower age […]

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Cardiac Electrophysiologist In Action

Patients are instructed on how to inject themselves with the tiny needle that is used to deliver the heparin under the skin. In a new study of some 3,000 older adults, those with the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood were 30 percent less likely to develop an irregular heartbeat over the […]

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Afib Dance

Cardiac Dysrhythmia Heartbeat Dances

Doin’ the Afib Dance – this one just cracks me up!  It does help visualize the different types of arrhythmias.  Fun to Watch – Good music too.  

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Dr. Jeff Nagge – Atrial fibrillation medications

Dr. Jeff Nagge explains how to manage vitamin K intake when taking warfarin Part of an unscripted video series “Speaking from experience”

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What is AF?

) What is Afib? Permission granted for educational purposes only. Atrial fibrillation (known as AF or Afib) is the most common heart rhythm disturbanc…

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Afib FAQ’s

Atrial fibrillation – Frequently Asked Questions

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