Heart Condition Atrial Fibrillation Articles

Do Automated External Defibrillators Really Save Lives?

By Kent Peterson No Comments

Here's what happens when inexperienced bystanders use this powerful medical tool in a crisis.

Find Irregular Heart Rhythms With Your Apple Watch

By Kent Peterson No Comments

Apple’s new study invites you to get a free app that watches for atrial fibrillation.

5 Celebrities With Arrhythmias

By Heart Connect StaffCA No Comments

Celebrities aren't immune to heart troubles like atrial fibrillation, which affects between three and six million Americans.

How Blood Thinners Help People With Atrial Fibrillation

By Heart Connect StaffCA No Comments

Blood thinners are a common way to help prevent stroke in people with atrial fibrillation.

Is It Safe to Drink Alcohol When You Have Atrial Fibrillation?

By Heart Connect StaffCA No Comments

You have atrial fibrillation. Is it safe for you to drink alcohol?

Healthy Living With Atrial Fibrillation

By Heart Connect StaffCA No Comments

While you may be nervous about having atrial fibrillation, there are ways to control it and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

Atrial Fibrillation and Early Ablation

By Heart Connect StaffCA 1 Comment

Many advances have been made in the treatment of atrial fibrillation, and research has shown that the outcome of the patient may be favorably influenced by early treatment.

Women and Atrial Fibrillation

By Heart Connect StaffCA No Comments

A new study has determined that atrial fibrillation may be a bigger risk to women than it is to men.

Diabetes and Atrial Fibrillation

By Heart Connect StaffCA No Comments

Because diabetes and atrial fibrillation (a-fib) have many of the same risk factors, it’s not surprising that some people develop both conditions. It's important to know how to lower your chances of developing one if…

Exercising With an Irregular Heartbeat

By Heart Connect StaffCA No Comments

Exercise is a crucial part of a heart-healthy lifestyle, but many people with an irregular heartbeat are concerned about physical activity.

CPAP May Reduce Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence

By Heart Connect StaffCA No Comments

CPAP devices used to treat sleep apnea may also help prevent atrial fibrillation recurrence.

The Link Between Weight and Irregular Heartbeat

By Heart Connect StaffCA No Comments

Studies suggest that keeping your weight under control may lower your risk of developing AFib, and treat it if you've already been diagnosed.

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Children’s Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

By Heart Connect StaffCA 1 Comment

Exposure to secondhand cigarette smoke during childhood or even in the womb may be linked to the development of atrial fibrillation later in life.

All You Need to Know About Cholesterol

By Heart Connect StaffCA No Comments

It's important to know the basics about your cholesterol levels in order to know how to lower high cholesterol and protect your heart.

The Basics of Heart Conduction Disorders

By Heart Connect StaffCA No Comments

There aren't always symptoms or signs of a conduction disorder, but they can cause some arrhythmias.

Different Kinds of Tachycardia

By Heart Connect StaffCA No Comments

Tachycardia, a racing heartbeat, isn't always something to worry about. But it may cause or increase the risk of serious cardiovascular issues.