Got afib? This tutorial, atrial fibrillation 2020 tells you how to prevent this heart rhythm abnormality often called Atrial Fibrillation. This common medical condition …
Preventing Palpitations and Atrial Fibrillation
Got afib? This tutorial, atrial fibrillation 2020 tells you how to prevent this heart rhythm abnormality often called Atrial Fibrillation. This common medical condition causes palpitations, shortness of breath, chest discomfort, fatigue and lightheadedness. The video describes all the lifestyle changes that have been shown in medical studies to prevent atrial fibrillation and reduce palpitations. These include weight management, physical exercise, treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, optimization of cholesterol or lipid values, normalization of blood pressure, salt reduction, optimal glucose or sugar control, avoid certain stimulants, reduce emotional stress or anxiety, treat underlying heart disease and quitting smoking. Treatment of these underlying factors are underutilized in practice but markedly reduced episodes of atrial fibrillation.
02:23 Lifestyle Modifications
03:53 Weight Management
05:25 Physical Exercise
06:30 Obstructive Sleep Apnea
08:59 Cholesterol Values
09:21 Blood Pressure
11:42 Salt Intake
14:22 Emotional Stress
14:39 Structural Heart Disease
15:34 Keeping a Diary
16:38 Adherence to Lifestyle Suggestions
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Dr. Keith Moran MD, RCPSC, DABIM, RCS, NBE Biography:
I am a consultant in Internal Medicine with special medical interests in gastroenterology, cardiology, and echocardiography. I am a a full-time practising physician in these areas. I was an undergraduate at the University of Toronto, Trinity College where I received a number of scholarships including one for top student at Trinity College. I attended medical school at the University of Toronto graduating with a gold medal. My internship was completed at McMaster University in Hamilton followed by a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Western Ontario in London. I then completed a fellowship in General Internal Medicine at the University of Western Ontario. I have active staff privileges and work as a consultant at my hospital managing the intensive care unit and providing consultative care in all hospital departments. I am a past clinical preceptor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. I am an active echocardiographer who has been certified and recertified by the National Board of Echocardiography. I am certified in cardiac sonography and have trained and completely educated a number of cardiac sonographers. I am the medical director of my cardiology laboratory which was established in 2001. My laboratory performs echocardiography and stress echocardiography amongst other tests. I maintain my certification in the American Board of Internal Medicine.