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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


Sustained Atrial Fibrillation or Not: The Vagaries and Inaccuracies of AliveCor/Kardia and Computer Interpretation of ECG Rhythm

The skeptical cardiologist has often sung the praises of the AliveCor Mobile ECG for home and office heart rhythm monitoring (see  here and here.) However, there is a significant rate of failure of the device to accurately identify atrial fibrillation.   696 more words

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Sleep is critical to cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation Week starts today and ends Saturday.

This week of public health awareness is sponsored by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation… 288 more words