If You Want a Successful Afib Ablation You Have to Know This

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HealthspanMD Recurrent Afib is more common than anyone would like after ablation, but did you know you may have the most power in whether your Afib procedure is successful, or not?   If you have had an Afib ablation procedure, or are thinking about having one, you’re not alone. More 20 million Afib ablation procedures […]

80% of People With This Hidden Cause of Afib Don’t Know They Have It

obstructive sleep apnea and Afib - 80% of People With This Hidden Cause of Afib (Atrial Fibrillation) Don't Know They Have It

In this article, I’m discuss obstructive sleep apnea and Afib. If you have Afib, the likelihood you also have sleep apnea is as high as 50%.   Sleep apnea and Afib commonly go together. About half of people with Afib also have sleep apnea. The reason this is so important is that treating sleep apnea […]

If You Think a Statin is Just a Cholesterol Med, You Should Know This

If You Think a Statin is Just a Cholesterol Med

If you take a statin or have been recommended to take a statin, you likely think it’s to lower your cholesterol. And that’s partially right, but it’s not the full story. If You Think a Statin is Just a Cholesterol Med You Should Know This:   Statins are among the most prescribed and controversial medications. […]

You Can Be Safe From Heart Disease, But You Have To Know This

You Can Be Safe From Heart Disease, But You Have To Know This

All of us have been touched by heart disease, either personally or through loved ones. Up to 60% of adults will have a heart attack, stroke or heart failure in their lifetime.   Those numbers can seem overwhelming, but did you know you can lower your risk of heart disease and premature death by up […]

The Four Most Common Statin Myths

The 4 Most Common Statin Myths

If you take a statin or have been recommended to take a statin by your doctor, you likely have questions about whether taking a statin is really a good idea for you or not.   Statins are among the most prescribed, and controversial medications prescribed. Put statins into your favorite search engine, and you are […]

Are Fish Oil or Omega-3 Supplements a Waste of Money?

Are Fish Oil or Omega-3 Supplements a Waste of Money?

Are you wasting your money, or getting essential health benefits? The answer may depend on which type of omega-3 you are taking.   Do you take fish oil or another omega-3 supplement? If so, you are not alone. About 20 million people in the US take omega-3 supplements, mostly with the goal of preventing heart […]

The Five Best Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Without Medication

The Five Best Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Without Medication

If you have high blood pressure, then you’re probably not surprised that it’s common, although you may be surprised to learn that almost half of adults, over 100 million people, have high blood pressure in the US.   The toll high blood pressure has on our health is devastating. High blood pressure increases the risk […]

Healthcare is Failing You. The Story of the Patient Who Taught Me Why.

healthcare is failing you

If you believe your doctor – or healthcare – will help you get healthy – or keep you healthy – you will likely suffer from that mistake. I understand why people rely on their doctors for their health. It is called healthcare, so it certainly seems like they would be in charge of, well, health. […]

Afib  -  Signs You Should Go to the ER

What to do when you have an episode of Afib. When should you call your doctor, when should you stay home and when should you call 911?

In this article, we are going to talk about what to do when you have an episode of Afib. When should you call your doctor, when should you stay home and when should you call 911?   It can be frightening to have an episode of Afib, and as a cardiologist, I’ve dealt with this […]