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.
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”108 Views Learn more
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?”69 Views Learn more
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?”335 Views Learn more
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”212 Views Learn more
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”122 Views Learn more
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”114 Views Learn more
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?”217 Views Learn more
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?”415 Views Learn more
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”168 Views Learn more
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?”121 Views Learn more