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Afib Causes

Man with Heart Arrhythmia
May 27, 2022

New Risk Factors for Heart Arrhythmia

The risk of experiencing an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) increases with age and most people over the age of 75 years experience irregular…

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Couple eating watermelon
April 20, 2022

8 Surprising AFib Triggers

Bill is exhausted this morning. He just finished his fourth cup of coffee in an effort to jumpstart his energy. He is…

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April 15, 2022

Atrial Fibrillation And High Blood Pressure

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) causes an irregular, chaotic heart rhythm and affects 9% of Americans over the age of 65. High blood pressure,…

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Afib and Congestive Heart Failure
March 24, 2022

Atrial Fibrillation: AFib and Congestive Heart Failure

There are epidemics of atrial fibrillation (AFib) and heart failure in the United States. Heart failure affects approximately 6 million Americans over…

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high blood pressure
March 8, 2022

Atrial Fibrillation and High Blood Pressure

The normal heart rhythm is coordinated and regular. Atrial fibrillation is an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that causes a chaotic and irregular…

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pathophysiology in AFib
March 1, 2022

Atrial Fibrillation: Pathophysiology in Afib

Maria is a 65 year old female who presents to the emergency room complaining of shortness of breath and palpitations. A heart…

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Gas Pain In Chest
November 12, 2021

Gas Pain in Chest: Heartburn or Heart problems?

Can gas cause chest pain? The esophagus is the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. It passes directly behind the…

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How to Prevent a stroke
October 29, 2021

How to prevent a stroke?

What is a stroke? A stroke happens when blood flow to an area of the brain is blocked or significantly reduced. Blood…

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vaccine
October 19, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine: How will it affect Arrhythmias?

COVID-19 was initially thought to be primarily a respiratory illness. However, over time we learned that it can also have a significant…

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Atrial Flutter
September 17, 2021

Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter in Athletes

Atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter are common abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) which cause the upper chambers of the heart (atria) to beat…

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Is Afib Genetic?
July 22, 2021

Is Afib Genetic?

Atrial fibrillation is the most common abnormal heart rhythm. It is a complex disease with a number of known risk factors such…

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man sleeping
July 2, 2021

Sleep Apnea and AFIB

Atrial fibrillation is the most common abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia). It affects over 18 million people in the United States and over…

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May 24, 2021

What To do If Someone You Love Has AFib

Atrial fibrillation affects over 33 million people worldwide and is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia.  It increases the risk of stroke,…

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March 8, 2021

Can AFib cause a stroke?

You may have noticed the stroke risk calculator on our homepage, and wondered what the association is between atrial fibrillation and the risk of…

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AFib Masks

Addressing Shortness of Breath & Other Mask Discomfort

Many AFib patients experience shortness of breath as a side effect of their condition. It’s natural to assume then that many AFib patients will…

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Are You Experiencing AFib Symptoms?

Our next installment of The Scoop provides perspective about symptoms that many atrial fibrillation patients experience. Review thoroughly to gain a better…

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Afib FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about AFib

Our specialists answer some of the most common questions about atrial fibrillation At Fix AFib, we realize you have numerous concerns and…

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AFib Risk Factors & Risk Stratification

Welcome back to The Scoop. In this post, Dr. Frank Laws addresses critical factors – including lifestyle dynamics – that can impact…

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What is AFib

AFib Classifications

If you’re curious about how the medical community categorizes the various levels of AFib, read Dr. Laws post below about classifications and…

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Afib Risk Factors

What is AFib?

Atrial fibrillation (AFib or AF) is an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia) caused by rapid, chaotic electrical impulses which originate in the heart’s…

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AFib Incidence and Prevalence

In our first interview for The Scoop, Dr. Laws provides perspective about how common the AFib condition is compared to other diseases….

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