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How can food affect atrial fibrillation?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Food can affect meds

Afib is a rythm that can be very fast and can cause a stroke from blod clots going to the brain.
Many patients are on Coumadin (warfarin) a blood thinner that works through vitamin k. So if the patient eats green leafy veges and other foods high in vitamin k , it can reverse the Coumadin (warfarin) and make pt suseptable to stroke. Foods and items high in caffiene like coffee chocolate etc can stimulate the heart rate.

In brief: Food can affect meds

Afib is a rythm that can be very fast and can cause a stroke from blod clots going to the brain.
Many patients are on Coumadin (warfarin) a blood thinner that works through vitamin k. So if the patient eats green leafy veges and other foods high in vitamin k , it can reverse the Coumadin (warfarin) and make pt suseptable to stroke. Foods and items high in caffiene like coffee chocolate etc can stimulate the heart rate.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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Dr. Diana Metzger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Usually doesn't

Atrial fibrillation can be aggravated by medications such as stimulants, decongestants, caffeine, alcohol.
Daily nutrition usually does not affect rhythm.

In brief: Usually doesn't

Atrial fibrillation can be aggravated by medications such as stimulants, decongestants, caffeine, alcohol.
Daily nutrition usually does not affect rhythm.
Dr. Diana Metzger
Dr. Diana Metzger
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