What Complications Accompany Atrial Fibrillation?

February 25, 2019

Atrial Fibrillation or Afib is a relatively common condition and is somewhat more prevalent in men than in women. The most common symptom of afib is palpitations of the heart, usually an occasional faster than normal or erratic heartbeat. In some cases, individuals with afib are not even aware they have the disease. Generally, however, … Continue reading “What Complications Accompany Atrial Fibrillation?”

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What are the Connections between Sleep Apnea and Afib?

February 15, 2019

Sleep apnea is one of the most common conditions affecting adults in the United States. According to the National Institute of Health, an estimated 2.5 million people in the US suffer from this disease. Sleep apnea is a condition that occurs during sleep when the person’s upper airway is blocked temporarily reducing or, even, completely … Continue reading “What are the Connections between Sleep Apnea and Afib?”

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Afib’s Big Three: Rate Control, Rhythm Control, and Stroke Prevention

January 14, 2019

Chances are, if you have afib, your treatments will include one or more of the following: rate control, rhythm control, and stroke prevention. Of course, each individual is unique, and medical treatments vary depending on the recommendations of their physician. Nevertheless, in general, the management of these three conditions is a typical part of any … Continue reading “Afib’s Big Three: Rate Control, Rhythm Control, and Stroke Prevention”

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