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How Atrial Fibrillation Affects Pregnancy

Coping With AFib and Pregnancy

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a heart rhythm disorder, causing an arrhythmia (an irregular heartbeat). AFib generally goes undiagnosed until something goes wrong. 245 more words

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Gaining Peace of Mind with AFib

Wayne was enjoying retirement when he was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation a heart condition that increases the risk for stroke. Fortunately for Wayne, a new procedure called Watchman is now available at Roper St. 12 more words

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How Well Does The AfibAlert Remote Hand-Held Automatic ECG Device Work For Detection of Atrial Fibrillation?

I’ve been evaluating the ability of a mobile hand-held ECG device called AfibAlert to detect atrial fibrillation for the last few weeks.

I found that the device made very reliable and consistent recordings of cardiac rhythm and did a reasonably good job of detecting atrial fibrillation (afib). 749 more words

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AFib surgery: Types, risks, and what to expect

Atrial fibrillation is a serious medical condition characteristic of an abnormal heartbeat. The irregular response is due to erratic electrical impulses in the heart’s upper chambers. 125 more words


I was OK until I went to the doctor. 

Monday, I went to get my physical for work. I expected to hear I needed to lose weight. Like I didn’t know that already.
The nurse started to take my pulse and blood pressure. 798 more words


Do NOT Rely on AF Detect Smartphone App To Diagnose Atrial fibrillation

I’m writing this brief post as a warning to any individuals who have purchased the  smartphone app AF Detect (screen shot below from Apple app store.) It is not a reliable detector of atrial fibrillation (AF). 224 more words

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Clinical Benefits: Could Vitamin C Lower Risks After Heart Surgery?

A new meta-analysis has found supplementing with Vitamin C after heart surgery can help lower the risks of developing atrial fibrillation.  Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is an irregular heart rhythm which oftentimes results in a rapid heartbeat.  197 more words