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Hear Your Heart to Reduce Stress and Save Your Life

Stress reduction through heart coherence, by Vreni Gurd, is great food for thought for anyone dealing with stress, especially for those with atrial fibrillation triggered by stress. Some interesting comments from the article: The brain and the heart are connected via the autonomic peripheral nervous system, which is not under conscious control and regulates organ …

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Exercise Prevents Atrial Fibrillation in Elderly

A new study in Circulation indicates that light exercise can help prevent atrial fibrillation in older people, reducing the risk 22 to 44 percent. That sounds great, but is exercise right for everyone, especially elderly? Probably not, especially if we already have atrial fibrillation. Exercise brings on atrial fibrillation in some people; it stops atrial fibrillation in others. While exercise may be safe for most people, it's …

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Foods That May Prevent Atrial Fibrillation

Last time, we mentioned the Micronutrient Information Center of the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. Here's some additional information from there related to cardiac arrhythmias: "Walnuts are especially rich in alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid with a number of cardioprotective effects, including the prevention of cardiac arrhythmias that may lead to sudden cardiac …

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The Role of Coffee in Atrial Fibrillation

Is there anyone with atrial fibrillation who hasn't been told that coffee and caffeine can cause or trigger atrial fibrillation? The first step to controlling atrial fibrillation, we're often told, is to eliminate coffee. Because of this, coffee and caffeine are frequent topics on afib discussion forums. But there's interesting information about coffee at the …

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Women, Atrial Fibrillation, and Inflammation

Since I posted a few days ago on Statins Help Women with Atrial Fibrillation, Hans Larsen, owner of the Lone Atrial Fibrillation Bulletin Board, created a great recap of studies related to inflammation and atrial fibrillation, including lone atrial fibrillation (afib without any underlying heart disease). It's definitely worth checking out to find out more about inflammation. Some findings he included …

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Statins Help Women with Atrial Fibrillation

Post-menopausal women with existing heart disease have less risk of having or developing atrial fibrillation if they are taking statin drugs. This finding was reported at the Heart Rhythm Society's annual meeting in San Francisco. It appears that it's the anti-inflammatory properties of statins that cause this. More about study... While the news stories say "older women benefit from …

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