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Your Mind Is Your Ally in the Fight Against Afib

Tags: afib, atrial fibrillation, heart and vascular institute, heart health, yoga

The pounding and fluttering sensation in your chest caused by atrial fibrillation can be overwhelming, but you can help control symptoms by using yoga and other mind-over-body techniques.


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Control Your Weight for a Healthy Heartbeat

Tags: afib, atrial fibrillation, heart and vascular institute, heart health, weight loss

Atrial fibrillation is alarming, and experts say it's more dangerous than previously thought, but you can help control afib by watching what you eat.


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Some Game Changers in New AFib Guidelines

Tags: afib, atrial fibrillation, heart and vascular institute, heart health, heart rhythm

There are some game changers in new guidelines for best treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common type of heart rhythm disorder. AF is a factor in thousands of deaths each year. See what's new.


Slow or Rapid Heartbeat-What You Need to Know

Do You Have a Slow or Racing Heartbeat?

Tags: abnormal heart beat, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, cardioversion, heart and vascular institute, heart beat, heart health

Each day we take for granted that our hearts will continue efficiently beating oxygen-rich blood to our organs. But a slow or rapid heartbeat—called bradycardia and tachycardia—can cause serious functional problems.


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Busting 5 Myths About Blood Pressure and Heart Rate

Tags: atrial fibrillation, blood pressure, heart rate, myths, pulse

Blood pressure and heart rate go hand in hand (or arm in cuff) in most people’s minds. But what do these two distinct vital signs mean to your heart health?


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Stroke: 4 Things You Need to Know

Tags: atrial fibrillation, brain health, carotid artery, genetics, stenosis, stroke

When it comes to stroke, it’s important to understand your risk and to work closely with your doctor. It comes down to knowing your risk factors, experts say. Here are four things you need to know about stroke.


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Extra Pounds Can Make Your Heart Pound

Tags: atrial fibrillation, exercise, healthy diet, heart and vascular institute, heart health, weight loss

Losing weight can be the best medicine for your heart, says a new study that found that weight loss helps lessen symptoms of atrial fibrillation, such as a racing, erratic heartbeat. Get more details.


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Consider Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Again

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Don't lose hope if you have recurrent atrial fibrillation, weeks, months, or even years after you have had a pulmonary vein ablation. A repeat procedure can help you regain control over your heartbeat.


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Skiing Marathons Soon After Surgery

Tags: A-Fib, activity, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, cardiac surgery, mitral valve repair, patient story

Jay Wiener completed two cross-country ski marathons within two months of a mitral valve repair at Cleveland Clinic. His inspirational story gives others confidence in a complete recovery.


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Atrial Fibrillation May Hasten Thinking and Memory Loss

Tags: atrial fibrillation, dementia, irregular heartbeat, memory, stroke

As we age, problems with memory and thinking become common. But a new study shows that for those who have developed atrial fibrillation — a type of irregular heartbeat — these problems may come on more quickly.