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 […]

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 […]

What You Need to Know About Afib Rhythm Control Medications

Afib Rhythm Control Strategy Treatment - What You Need to Know About Afib Medications

Afib Rhythm Control Strategy Treatment  - What You Need to Know About Afib Medications. In this article, I discuss Afib medications. Which ones work, and what are the potential side effects?   Rhythm control strategies For those who pursue a rhythm control strategy for Afib, which means that their treatment plan is to stay in regular […]

The Apple Watch and AliveCor  -  Should You Monitor Your Afib?

The Apple Watch and AliveCor  -  Should You Monitor Your Afib?

In this article, we are going to talk about self-monitoring your heart rhythm; the two most commonly used devices are the Apple Watch and the AliveCor system. Do you need one of these devices? And what are the potential benefits and limitations that you need to know?   Technological advances now allow you to monitor […]

Does the Risk of Your Blood Thinner Meds For Afib Outweigh the Benefits?

Afib Patients, Does the Risk of Your Blood Thinner Medication Outweigh the Benefits?

We are going to discuss blood thinner medications for Afib and bleeding risk. Does the risk of your blood thinner medication outweigh the benefits?   Blood thinner medications like Eliquis, Xarelto, warfarin, and others are commonly prescribed for those with Afib because these medications lower the risk of stroke for those with Afib by about […]

Treating The Causes of Afib

What is the best treatment for Afib? Treating the causes of AFib

Are you interested in learning more about the best treatment for Afib? If so, you’re smart because research tells us getting the best treatment can increase the chances of being free of Afib by up to 1,100%.   Article continues after video   You’re familiar with Afib meds and ablation. And those are important, but […]

The Dangers of Afib — You Have More Control Than You Realize

The Dangers of Afib - You Have More Control Than You Realize over stroke risk the cost

We are going to talk about the dangers of Afib. Specifically, what impact does Afib have on your health and your mortality? Afib is a nuisance for many people. It can come and go at seemingly random times, and some people don’t feel well when they are in Afib. It impacts the quality of their […]

Will the Apple Watch - And Detecting Afib - Save Your Life?

Will the Apple Watch - And Detecting Afib - Save Your Life?

When people talk about Apple Watch’s ability to monitor heart rhythm, they sometimes use the phrase “life-saving.” But is that true? New research suggests it might be.   How can the Apple Watch save your life? Two commonly used devices allow you to monitor your heart rhythm without a prescription from a doctor. The Apple Watch […]