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Afib Blogs. 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. leep 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.

When you suffer from afib, the available treatment options can be confusing or, even, overwhelming. Fortunately, you can have confidence in top atrial fibrillation physicians like Houston’s top electrophysiologists, Dr, Shanti Bansal who will guide any treatment plan you may require. 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. Exercise can be helpful if you have afib, but there are several precautions you should take before starting an exercise program. First and foremost, you should consult with your doctor and together work out an exercise program that fits your unique situation and medical condition. Advances in technology are happening at lightning speed. This is true in virtually every field, and this includes plenty of advances for monitoring heart rhythms for afib patients. In the recent past, new devices have been introduced that give individual patients the ability to monitor and record their own medical quality. As with so many health-related issues, keeping to a healthy schedule for eating, sleeping, and exercising is key to helping manage your afib. Houston’s top electrophysiologist, Dr. Shanti Bansal, recommends maintaining a healthy lifestyle to help keep your heart healthy and to control your afib.

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AFib or Anxiety: Understanding the Difference

June 30, 2020

Chest pressure and an irregular heartbeat both tell you that something is wrong. However, these symptoms can be caused by very different things. Atrial Fibrillation commonly causes these symptoms. AFib is a serious, chronic condition that requires medical treatment. But severe anxiety or panic attacks could also be causing these symptoms. Below, we will tell … Continue reading “AFib or Anxiety: Understanding the Difference”

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Atrial Fibrillation Sleep Position Tips

May 30, 2020

AFib can affect lots of different parts of the body. But did you know it can also affect your sleep? If you are having issues getting a good night’s rest, then your heart issues might be to blame. Luckily, there are ways you can improve your sleep to wake up healthy and well-rested. Below, we … Continue reading “Atrial Fibrillation Sleep Position Tips”

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Atrial Fibrillation Treatment in Elderly Patients

May 15, 2020

AFib patients over 65 should know that they have options. There are several different approaches for atrial fibrillation treatment in elderly people. These treatments will vary based on each person. Below, we will share some common options for atrial fibrillation treatment in elderly patients. This way, each Afib patient can be prepared when meeting with … Continue reading “Atrial Fibrillation Treatment in Elderly Patients”

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AFib Patients: How to Stay Healthy at Home

April 30, 2020

If you have AFib, then you know the importance of a healthy lifestyle. With the spread of COVID-19, staying healthy at home is more important than ever before. However, being healthy at home can be easier said than done. What if you need a doctor’s opinion? Below, we will give you some lifestyle tips to … Continue reading “AFib Patients: How to Stay Healthy at Home”

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Does AFib Affect My Immune System?

April 15, 2020

A lot of Americans are concerned about their immune systems due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, people with a health condition are even more concerned about immunity. Scientists now know that people with compromised immune systems are more likely to suffer from COVID-19 complications. But are people with AFib considered immune-compromised? We’ll give you the … Continue reading “Does AFib Affect My Immune System?”

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Are Heart Patients at Risk For COVID-19?

March 30, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak, better known as the coronavirus, has Americans on high alert. We understand that this condition can be scary. However, it’s important to know the facts so you can stay calm and prepared. While the chances of catching this disease are currently low, there are certain things AFib patients should know. Read on … Continue reading “Are Heart Patients at Risk For COVID-19?”

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Coronavirus: What AFib Patients Should Know

March 15, 2020

COVID-19, best known as coronavirus, is officially in the US. Officials have told the American people not to panic, but that can be easier said than done. If you have a pre-existing condition like AFib, then it can be especially hard to stay calm. While a global health crisis can be scary, it’s important to … Continue reading “Coronavirus: What AFib Patients Should Know”

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Hypertension and AFib Connection

February 29, 2020

AFib and hypertension are both common conditions. But are these diagnoses related? As a matter of fact, they are. Learning the basics of heart health will help you to understand the connection. In this article, we will explain why blood pressure can affect the rhythm of your heart. The Importance of Blood Pressure As you … Continue reading “Hypertension and AFib Connection”

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Exercise and AFib: 3 Things to Try

February 15, 2020

If you have AFib, then you probably want to keep your body as healthy as possible. Exercise is one of the best ways to lower your weight and reduce stress. But is it safe to exercise if you have AFib? The answer depends on the type of exercise. Your doctor can help you choose safe … Continue reading “Exercise and AFib: 3 Things to Try”

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AFib and Life Expectancy: How Long Can You Survive With It?

January 30, 2020

It is common to have an irregular heartbeat. Research shows that over three million people in America are diagnosed with heart rhythm disorders. And if the disorder is in the upper chamber of the heart that can make the heart quiver, the condition is called Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). There’s an electrical system in our heart … Continue reading “AFib and Life Expectancy: How Long Can You Survive With It?”

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Dehydration and AFib: Do They Have Any Connection?

January 15, 2020

Atrial Fibrillation or AFib is a disorder that affects the upper chambers of the heart. Due to the disorder, a person may experience irregular heartbeats that are too fast or too slow. This uneven heartbeat may cause blood clots, stroke, and in extreme cases, heart failure. AFib affects millions of people and doctors suggest medicines … Continue reading “Dehydration and AFib: Do They Have Any Connection?”

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Traveling With Afib

June 25, 2019

Summer is a great time. Kids are out of school, weather across the country is generally warm, and there are lots of places to visit. Summer vacations are an American tradition, and this summer is no different. But, for those with afib, the thought of having an afib episode while on the road may seem … Continue reading “Traveling With Afib”

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What is a Watchman Implant Device?

June 13, 2019

To understand what the Watchman implant device is and how it works, patients need to understand a significant characteristic of afib. If you have afib, then you may already be aware that you have an increased risk of stroke. This is because irregular and erratic heart rhythms can cause blood to ‘pool’ in a small … Continue reading “What is a Watchman Implant Device?”

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Six Important Things You Should Know About Afib – Part II (The Last Three)

May 16, 2019

Our previous blog discussed three of six important things you should know about afib. In this blog, we’ll discuss the last three of the six. We believe these six things should be kept in mind if you have or think you might have afib or if a friend or a family member has afib. Of … Continue reading “Six Important Things You Should Know About Afib – Part II (The Last Three)”

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Six Important Things You Should Know About Afib – Part I (The First Three)

May 15, 2019

This blog will deal with the first three of six important things you should know about afib. These are essential points you should keep in mind whether or not you have afib. It is always possible that a family member or a friend may have afib, and these facts could help you or them live … Continue reading “Six Important Things You Should Know About Afib – Part I (The First Three)”

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What are the Treatment Options for AFib? Part 2, Surgery

May 13, 2019

While AFib or atrial fibrillation can be a serious condition, often it does not cause problems and, in some cases, individuals may not even know they have it. More than two million people in the US have AFib, and many of these cases do not require medical attention. Sometimes, however, when the ‘chest fluttering’ is … Continue reading “What are the Treatment Options for AFib? Part 2, Surgery”

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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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What are My Treatment Options for Afib?

January 25, 2019

When you suffer from afib, the available treatment options can be confusing or, even, overwhelming. Fortunately, you can have confidence in top atrial fibrillation physicians like Houston’s top electrophysiologists, Dr, Shanti Bansal who will guide any treatment plan you may require. Nevertheless, knowing what treatments are available and what might be involved helps you work … Continue reading “What are My Treatment Options for 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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Can I Exercise if I Have Afib?

December 26, 2018

Exercise can be helpful if you have afib, but there are several precautions you should take before starting an exercise program. First and foremost, you should consult with your doctor and together work out an exercise program that fits your unique situation and medical condition. Second, when you begin your program, remember to start slow … Continue reading “Can I Exercise if I Have Afib?”

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Self Monitoring for Arrhythmia Patients

December 12, 2018

Advances in technology are happening at lightning speed. This is true in virtually every field, and this includes plenty of advances for monitoring heart rhythms for afib patients. In the recent past, new devices have been introduced that give individual patients the ability to monitor and record their own medical quality EKG’s using small personal … Continue reading “Self Monitoring for Arrhythmia Patients”

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Six Ways to Help Control Afib

November 27, 2018

As with so many health-related issues, keeping to a healthy schedule for eating, sleeping, and exercising is key to helping manage your afib. Houston’s top electrophysiologist, Dr. Shanti Bansal, recommends maintaining a healthy lifestyle to help keep your heart healthy and to control your afib. In some cases, afib sufferers are not even aware they … Continue reading “Six Ways to Help Control Afib”

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Heart Rhythm in the Age of Daylight Savings Time

November 14, 2018

Surprising preliminary study results have been reported at this year’s American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2018 held Nov. 10, in Chicago. Researchers, led by Dr. Jay Chudlow, a resident at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, examined more than 6300 medical records of hospital admissions (ages 18 to 100,) who were admitted to the … Continue reading “Heart Rhythm in the Age of Daylight Savings Time”

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Managing Your Type of Afib

September 21, 2018

The medical community generally recognizes four broad types of afib. Depending on which type you have, your electrophysiologist may recommend a specific manner and approach to managing your symptoms. Understanding which type afib you have can help you both maintain the course of treatment your doctor prescribes as well as, possibly, reduce the severity of … Continue reading “Managing Your Type of Afib”

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Atrial Fibrillation and Stress

September 20, 2018

It has long been believed that increased levels of stress can contribute to increasing incidents of afib episodes. While formal studies have not been performed, the National Institute of Health reports that job stress does contribute to an increase in afib in men. Anecdotal evidence supports the assertion that stress, to some degree, contributes to … Continue reading “Atrial Fibrillation and Stress”

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What Are The Tools and Techniques for Diagnosing Arrhythmia?

August 2, 2018

Because cardiac arrhythmias do not always cause noticeable or frequent symptoms, they can sometimes be challenging to diagnose. Heart arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeat, can be a serious condition and, if suspected, should be diagnosed and evaluated. Medical specialists such as those at Atrial Fibrillation Center Of America are both trained and have the tools and … Continue reading “What Are The Tools and Techniques for Diagnosing Arrhythmia?”

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What Is Atrial Ablation and Is It Right for Me?

July 23, 2018

Afib is a condition of the heart that causes irregular heartbeat resulting in reduced blood flow through the body. Individuals with afib may feel that their hearts are quivering, flip-flopping, or racing. This irregular heartbeat can lead to weakness, chest pains, and feeling faint. In some people, afib may be mild with little apparent effect, … Continue reading “What Is Atrial Ablation and Is It Right for Me?”

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What is a Watchman Device?

June 14, 2018

According to the National Institute of Health, afib is the most common form of heart arrhythmia in the US affecting approximately six million individuals. There are many treatments for afib; options to control both heart rates and heart rhythms. These options include heart rate control and anti-arrhythmic medications as well as atrial ablations, a surgical … Continue reading “What is a Watchman Device?”

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What are the Treatment Options for AFib? Part 3, Post Treatment Care

May 14, 2018

The overall objective of managing AFib is control of the heart’s rate and rhythm and prevention of blood coagulation in the system which could lead to stroke. In some cases, a conservative medical approach may be applied using medications. These fall into two categories; (1) Use of anti-arrhythmic drugs designed to promote a steady and … Continue reading “What are the Treatment Options for AFib? Part 3, Post Treatment Care”

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What are the Treatment Options for AFib? Part 2, Surgery

While AFib or atrial fibrillation can be a serious condition, often it does not cause problems and, in some cases, individuals may not even know they have it. More than two million people in the US have AFib, and many of these cases do not require medical attention. Sometimes, however, when the ‘chest fluttering’ is … Continue reading “What are the Treatment Options for AFib? Part 2, Surgery”

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What are the Treatment Options for AFib? Part 1, Medications

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is the most common form of arrhythmia. According to the CDC, an estimated 2.7 to 6.1 million people in the US suffer from AFib, and that number is expected to grow as the population ages in the coming decades. The Center also estimates that 750,000 hospital stays per year are a result … Continue reading “What are the Treatment Options for AFib? Part 1, Medications”

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What Causes Arrhythmia’s?

Arrhythmia’s can be serious, and in some cases, you may not even know you have one. In general, arrhythmia’s are irregular heartbeats that cause palpitations or a racing, irregular, or slow heartbeat. The underlying causes of these issues are malfunctions in the heart’s unique electrical system that signals to the heart muscles when to pump. If … Continue reading “What Causes Arrhythmia’s?”

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Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of AFib

When problems develop within the heart’s internal electrical system, the results can be disruption to normal heartbeat patterns. Sometimes this means the heart speeds up, or slows down, or beats erratically. In any case, an irregular and erratic heartbeat is not healthy and should be evaluated by medical professionals. In general, this condition is referred … Continue reading “Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms of AFib”

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