Atrial

Should You Take Blood-Thinning Drugs?

…blood and prevent blood clots which can cause strokes. This is especially true if you have mechanical heart valves, suffered an embolic stroke, have atrial fibrillation (AF) or had an extensive heart attack. But, like any drug, Coumadin does have side effects. The major one is excessive bleeding (bleeding…

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Do You Need a Heart Pacemaker?

…your turn: Have you, or someone you know, gotten a heart pacemaker and found it made a difference? You May Also Be Interested In * When People with Atrial Fibrillation Need Heart Pacemakers * Bad Vibrations Can Hurt Your Heart

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Winter Survival for Your Body and Mind

…heart rate * Enhancing your heart rate variability In fact, research has shown that doing three yoga sessions a week can help to reduce episodes of atrial fibrillation by 50%. I hope you can make yoga part of your winter routine, and can plan to join me June 28-30 at Kripalu. We expect a larger attendance…

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Dark Chocolate Can Be Part of a Heart-Healthy Diet

…enjoy the benefits of chocolate. But, there is one caution. Caffeine in chocolate can aggravate cardiac arrhythmias such as PAC’s, PVC’s, and atrial fibrillation, so I discourage chocolate for those folks bothered by these disorders or who are diabetic. Now it’s your turn: Have you added dark…

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Are You a Candidate for EECP Therapy?

…contraindications to the procedure and cases where EECP therapy cannot be employed. * Ventricular aneurysm * Uncontrolled arrhythmias, particularly atrial fibrillation or multiple premature ventricular ectopic beats * Uncontrolled high blood pressure levels * Coumadin or other anticoagulation therapy…

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