What Are the Different Types of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)?

types of afib

Atrial fibrillation, also known as AFib or AF, is a common type of arrhythmia, or heart rhythm problem, characterized by an irregular heartbeat that causes a rapid heart rate. This is due to abnormal electrical impulses in the atria (the upper chambers of the heart) that cause the heart to beat rapidly. When this happens, […]

What Are the Reasons for Heart Problems?

Heart problems are more common than we think. This applies to both young and old individuals. These issues don’t apply to a specific demographic. In fact, there’s data showing afib in young people is very widespread. The most common forms of alteration in heart rhythm is fast, irregular, or slow heartbeats.  There are ways to […]

How To Plan Your Diet To Help Manage Atrial Fibrillation

Diet To Help Manage Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (or AFib)  is a heart condition which causes the heart’s upper chambers pulse at a rapid and sometimes irregular pace, resulting in an irregular heart rhythm. Although some people with AFib experience no symptoms, it is a very serious condition. AFib can raise your risk of stroke and heart failure. For people who […]

When And How You Should Measure Your Heart Rate

woman checking heart rate after tun

Even though it’s something that few of us pay close attention to, your heart rate is an important indicator of your overall health.  Modern heart rate monitoring devices are now widely available to the public in the form of consumer grade electronics. These technologies empower consumers to keep a closer focus on their health by […]

What Is Hypertension?

doctor diagnosing patient with hypertension

Hypertension is a somewhat fancy word for something you’ve probably already heard of: high blood pressure. Hypertension is one of the most common medical conditions faced by modern people. It is so common that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates as many as 1 in 3 American adults have hypertension. For most people, hypertension […]