You’re enjoying a second cup of coffee or glass of wine when — wham — your heart starts racing. You remember your doctor saying that atrial fibrillation puts you at greater risk for a stroke, or worse. Is that what’s happening? Should you call 911? Probably not, says cardiac dietitian Julia Zumpano, RD, LD. You’ve … Read More
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