Originally published by Cardiometabolichealth.org, this article explores the connection between atrial fibrillation and sleep disorders like sleep apnea, and how treatment of sleep disorders can improve the arrhythmia.
I make no bones about how much I love fish oil. I’ve recommended it for more than 20 years and have seen some great results in people who take it—including improvements in atrial fibrillation, blood pressure, heart rate… Continue Reading
So many HeartMD site visitors have asked me lately about the “new generation” of blood thinners – novel oral anticoagulant therapies; in particular, about Xarelto and its side effects. Maybe it’s because of more aggressive advertising…who hasn’t seen… Continue Reading
Your body is extremely smart, and I’m not talking about your IQ. One such demonstration of this remarkable intelligence in action is your body’s response to a cut…You bleed for a moment and then the bleeding stops. That’s the… Continue Reading
For decades, blood thinning medication has been used by doctors to treat thick, clot-prone blood in patients at high risk for stroke or a heart attack. However, such drugs themselves carry a risk of bleeding, a result of… Continue Reading
If you’ve had a stroke or are at high risk for one, or have atrial fibrillation, or deep venous thrombosis, your doctor will likely prescribe you a blood thinner. Some of the most common blood thinners are warfarin (Coumadin), aspirin, and… Continue Reading
Patients taking Coumadin (warfarin) often ask, “How can I get off this drug? Are there any natural alternatives that would work just as well?” Many are tired of the inconvenience and discomfort associated with having blood drawn every… Continue Reading