How to Manage Your Atrial Fibrillation

Cardioversion and Atrial Fibrillation

I’ve been sharing in real time what’s been happening since late January, when I woke up one morning after 9 years in normal sinus rhythm and noticed that my chest and possibly heartbeat felt a little strange. I attributed it to indigestion, figuring ...
Leslie Lafayette

What Causes Atrial Fibrillation?

Last time, we were taking an initial tour through atrial fibrillation, the most common heart arrythmia, and learning that while it is more common as we age, it can occur at any time. A-fib can cause uncomfortable symptoms or none at all, so it is imp...
Leslie Lafayette

Atrial Fibrillation: America's Most Common Abnormal Heart Rhythm

The first thing I noticed about atrial fibrillation had nothing to do with my heart or chest. The first thing I noticed was that my lips for some reason felt tingly. I would only notice this in the evenings, when I had settled down and was watching t...
Leslie Lafayette

Why Do Blood Clots Form in Atrial Fibrillation?

Blood clots are the dreaded complication of the abnormal heart rhythm aka, Atrial Fibrillation. By itself the rhythm rarely is fatal. What makes it a serious heart condition is the fact that blood clots commonly form if the rhythm is not treated prop...
Kirk Laman, D.O.

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