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Your Guide to Controlling Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is a condition in which the heart beats irregularly. Find out how you can manage this condition to live a completely normal life.     
Concerned daughter

Concerned daughter, Community Member


Need some answers

Hi my mom had quadruple bypass surgery 4 days ago. She has diabetes and her kidneys were at 36% and she had fluid around her heart and lungs and her blood pressure was erratic before the surgery. They told us she would be in recovery for 24 to 48 hours. It's been 96 hours and she's still in recovery she is on blood pressure medicine to stabilize... Read moreChevron
posted 01/05/2014, comments (0)|
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Pro

Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist

New Year, New Plan for Heart Health

Outlining the steps you need to take to achieve your health and weight loss goals is critical to your success. This includes recognizing your big vision, setting a goal, outlining your action plan, identifying your motivators and achieving the expected... Read moreChevron
posted 01/01/2014, comments (0)|
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Pro

Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist

Trans Fats No Longer Recognized as Safe

Trans fats are produced during the process of hydrogenation. Partially hydrogenated oils are used in food production to enhance flavor, texture, and shelf life of many processed foods. Partially hydrogenated oils have been used in food production for quite some time. It was in 1911 when Protor & Gamble began using partially hydrogenated oils... Read moreChevron
posted 12/18/2013, comments (0)|
Leslie Lafayette

Leslie Lafayette, Health Guide

California writer, educator, survivor of open heart valve surgery

The Role of Blood Thinners in Atrial Fibrillation

When the cardiologist broke the news that I was experiencing atrial fibrillation, and after the initial surprise and dismay, the first concern I had -- and apparently the first concern most of us who are diagnosed with this common heart arrhythmia have -- was about blood thinners.   Oh no, I thought. I have to take Coumadin.   I had no... Read moreChevron
posted 12/09/2013, comments (0)|

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