Your Mind Is Your Ally in the Fight Against Afib
Emotions are closely linked to heart function, and atrial fibrillation is no exception. Experts say patients can use biofeedback and relaxation methods like yoga for a calming effect on afib.
Atrial fibrillation is a type of heart rhythm disorder in which the top part of your heart beats extremely rapidly and erratically. Getting older increases your risk of atrial fibrillation, and there are more cases of afib in the U.S. now than ever before.
Cardiologists treat afib with medications or ablation, a minimally invasive catheter based procedure. Most of the time, ablation is very successful in treating afib, but there are other ways to manage symptoms and improve your quality of life.
The secret lies at least partly in your mind.