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Dr. Paul Dorian, MD, CM, MSc., Cardiologist Helpful Tips On Lifestyle Factors and Atrial Fibrillation

Patients often ask me: I have atrial fibrillation, should I be worried about lifestyle, are there things I should do or I shouldn’t do? The most important thing for patients to understand about atrial fibrillation and lifestyle is as follows. First, coffee is safe in atrial fibrillation, there’s no reason not to drink coffee, and the scientific evidence if anything shows that coffee protects you from atrial fibrillation, doesn’t cause atrial fibrillation.

Quiz: Do You Understand Atrial Fibrillation?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
True
False
1

The goal of atrial fibrillation treatment is solely to restore your normal heart rate and rhythm.

Explanation:
The goal of atrial fibrillation treatment is to restore your normal heart rate and rhythm and prevent blood clots.
2

Rate control slows down the heartbeat to make it less rapid and less irregular.

Explanation:
The rate control strategy is to slow your heart down with medications that are relatively easy to take and safe.
3

Rhythm control involves treatments to get the heartbeat back to beating normally.

Explanation:
The rhythm control strategy involves getting the heartbeat regular and back to normal, often with medications called antiarrhythmic drugs.
4

Ablation is a very effective atrial fibrillation treatment for any patient.

Explanation:
Ablation can be a very effective atrial fibrillation treatment, but it isn’t for all patients.
5

Cardioversion uses small, very safe electrical shocks to the heart to restore a normal rapid heartbeat.

Explanation:
Cardioversion restores a normal rapid heartbeat with small, very safe electrical shocks to the heart of a patient who’s briefly put to sleep.
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HEART TOPICS

Heart failure is one of many different heart conditions treated by a cardiologist. Other common conditions include heart disease, atrial fibrillation and genetic cardiac conditions.

NUTRITION AND EXERCISE

Following a healthy diet and exercise plan can contribute to the prevention of conditions such as coronary artery disease and heart failure.

Mental Health

If you’re recovering from any sort of illness, a sense of humour can play a key role in your therapy.

Dr. Bernice Tsang, MD, FRCPC, Electrophysiologist Having a Pacemaker and Defibrillator Inserted - What to Expect

There are two different kinds of devices: pacemakers and defibrillators. Pacemakers are used to treat slow rhythm problems, and defibrillators are used to treat fast rhythm problems coming from the bottom part of the heart.

Smart Food Now

Leveraging health and clinical evidence to guide us in creating healthy food choices and the right exercise to help our mental state and feed our bodies.

Dr. Julia Cadrin-Tourigny, MD, FRCP, Cardiologist - Electrophysiologist Diagnosing and Screening Genetic Heart Conditions

Several conditions require an evaluation cardiogenetic. First, different types of cardiomyopathy, or heart muscle disorders. These include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, some forms of familial cardiomyopathies, and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy.

MEDICATIONS

Medications can help patients manage and control their conditions preventing symptoms and even disease progression.

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