I recently had my annual heart checkup with my local EP. We discussed the results of my echo, various heart medicines to manage afib, when to go to the ER when you have an afib attack, what the “cardioversion window” is all about, and how to prepare for an atrial fibrillation episode. There is a lot of great info in this post. You’ll want to be sure to read it!
I continue to be free of afib but a recent routine annual physical showed that my ALT and AST liver enzymes were elevated. In this post I talk about this saga and what my diagnosis was. I also talk about my struggles with my diet and what I’m doing to improve it.
Did you know that approximately 43% of patients with afib have sleep apnea? In this latest episode of the Afib Podcast, Dr. Steve Ryan and I discuss the strong connection between sleep apnea and afib, and why it’s so important to have a sleep study if you have atrial fibrillation.
Fear and anxiety from afib is as hard to deal with as the physical aspects of atrial fibrillation – if not more. Here are 15 things you can do to combat the mental and emotional challenges of having afib!
When we talk about the costs of living with afib (i.e. STAYING in afib) there are really two costs. There are the financial costs and the health, or quality of life costs. I discuss this topic with Dr. Steve Ryan of a-fib.com.