Latest Posts from Michele Straube

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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My Afib Episodes May Be Early Warnings of Other Health Issues

My Afib Episodes May Be Early Warnings of Other Health Issues

In the first half of the 20th century, coal miners took canaries into the coal mine with them as an early warning system of toxic gases in the air. The canary was more ...

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A 3-way Partnership: My Doctor, His PA and Me

A 3-way Partnership: My Doctor, His PA and Me

I think of my relationship with my AFib doctor and his staff as a collaboration. Yes, I’m the patient and the doctor is the professional, but our status is more equal...

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How My AFib Diagnosis Has Changed Over 40 Years

How My AFib Diagnosis Has Changed Over 40 Years

1979: I was 24 years old, physically active, and just getting started in my career. I was in the hospital to determine why I had bloody pee when the doctors asked ...

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