Living With Atrial Fibrillation
Jeffrey Redekopp
Jeffrey Redekopp
September 17, 2018
It's important to adopt effective self-care habits to improve nutrition, physical activity, sleep, and mental health when living with atrial fibrillation.

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How Are AFib and Kidney Problems Linked?

How Are AFib and Kidney Problems Linked?

Scientists do not yet know how AFib and kidney problems are related, but the studies did reveal some fascinating facts about the two.
279 found this helpful by Brenda Vanta and Jeffrey Redekopp on August 17, 2018
What is AFib with RVR?

What Is AFib With Rapid Ventricular Response?

There are several types of AFib, but the most serious type is AFib with RVR, or rapid ventricular response. Learn more about it here.
141 found this helpful by Jeffrey Redekopp on March 6, 2018
AFib Memory Loss

Research Shows AFibbers More Likely to Suffer Mental Decline

Research suggests AFib memory loss is a common occurance: sufferers may have an increased risk of dementia and general mental decline.
926 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on February 22, 2017
Sleep Apnea and Atrial Fibrillation

Is There a Link Between Sleep Apnea and Atrial Fibrillation?

Sleep apnea and atrial fibrillation have a cause-and-effect relationship: 40-50 percent of patients with AFib also have obstructive sleep apnea!
552 found this helpful by Travis Van Slooten on January 10, 2017
AFib and Stroke

How You Can Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

There is a high correlation of AFib and stroke risk. Learn how the two are linked so you can take steps to minimize your risk.
384 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on October 11, 2016
AFib Misdiagnosis

Why Is Misdiagnosis So Common Among AFib Patients?

Afib misdiagnosis is a common occurrence because the symptoms can be so quiet or vague it’s extremely difficult to trace them back to a source.
247 found this helpful by Angela Finlay on November 17, 2015
Afib and Swelling

How the Risks of Swelling Can Affect Those With AFib

If you have AFib, your irregular heartbeat may make your heart pump less effectively. This may result in swelling of your hands, feet, or other body parts.
413 found this helpful by Patricia Bratianu on November 3, 2015
Understanding How AFib and Hypertension Interact

The Dangerous Link Between AFib and High Blood Pressure

Atrial fibrillation and coronary artery disease are different conditions – but AFib and high blood pressure are related, and there are risks.
45 found this helpful by Angela Finlay on July 21, 2015
Reducing Blood Pressure

6 Easy Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure

By reducing blood pressure, you can reduce your risk of developing Afib; lifestyle changes have shown to be the most effective in reducing blood pressure.
349 found this helpful by Patricia Bratianu on July 15, 2015
Are My AFib and Shortness of Breath Related?

Are My AFib and Shortness of Breath Related?

Learn how your heart may be affecting your lungs, both directly and through other connected disorders, so you can avoid Afib and shortness of breath.
392 found this helpful by Angela Finlay on June 23, 2015
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