Enforced Relaxation: How I’ve Learned to Live with AFib

Enforced Relaxation: How I’ve Learned to Live with AFib

Some might say I’m a Type A personality. Must always be doing something. Must be productive. Always one more task to complete before I can stop ...

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Traveling While Under the Influence (of AFIb)

Traveling While Under the Influence (of AFIb)

Remember travel? That really fun adventure we did pre-Covid? You go to new-to-you places, meet new people, see new things, eat new foods ...

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AFib Procedures: So Many Options, How Do I Choose?

AFib Procedures: So Many Options, How Do I Choose?

Standing (barely) at a high mountain pass in Peru in 2009, dizzy and breathless, I knew this was my last hiking trip ever if I couldn’t get my 24/7 AFib under ...

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Sleep Apnea Can Trigger AFib, So Don’t Ignore It

Sleep Apnea Can Trigger AFib, So Don’t Ignore It

Do you ever get jolted awake in the middle of the night and your heart’s racing (and it wasn’t from a dream)? Does your sleep partner or housemate ...

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If Only AFib Were My Only Health Issue!

If Only AFib Were My Only Health Issue!

I had my annual checkup at the cardiologist’s office a few weeks ago and met with a new PA (physician assistant). She had clearly read my records ...

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Exercise Is Good for You; You Can Learn to Love It, Despite the AFib

Exercise Is Good for You; You Can Learn to Love It, Despite the AFib

We’re told that aerobic exercise and strength training are essential to healthy and graceful aging. When you’re having an AFib episode, though, this advice ...

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