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How to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation – Part 2

Part 2

Carrying on from Part one of ‘how to prevent atrial fibrillation’, what causes this condition and other arrythmias in the first place?

Here we have it…

Dr David Snow
Dr David Snow

I want to relate a conversation two doctors had on the Doctor Health Radio hosted by Dr David Snow.  They were talking about the problems of AF and what can be done to alleviate the symptoms:

Dr Snow –  David Snow here with you talking today to Dr Steve Ryan about his book Beat Your A-Fib the essential guide to finding your cure.  Alright let’s talk about supplements, things like fish oil and magnesium, I know you have a part or section in your book about magnesium….. Continue reading How to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation – Part 2

How to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation


My late husband Brian was first diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation (AF) in 1990. He was regularly getting what we called palpitations where his heart rate would soar up to 200 bpm.  The rate would also be unsteady and irregular and often last for hours.  The video below depicts what happens with this type of arrythmia.  The top heartbeat is a normal rhythm, the bottom heartbeat shows atrial fibrillation.

Irregular electrical signals disrupt the normal conduction between the SA (Sinoatrial) and AV (Atrioventricular) nodes and cause the atria to quiver.  This prevents them from effectively moving blood into the ventricles.  It can lead to stroke or other heart related complications. Courtesy AHA/ASA Continue reading How to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation