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What are some diet tips for people with atrial fibrillation (AFib)?

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A diet heavy on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and low-fat dairy is always a good idea. Some other diet tips if you have atrial fibrillation (AFib):

  • Keep to a low-fat, low-salt diet
  • Limit caffeine
  • Cut back on alcohol
  • If you take the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) need to be careful about eating foods that are high in vitamin K, such as broccoli, spinach, or lettuce

SOURCES:

AFIB Matters: "Living with Atrial Fibrillation."

American College of Cardiology: "Living with Atrial Fibrillation: Resource Guide."

American Heart Association: "A Patient's Guide to Living with Atrial Fibrillation."

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: "FAQs of Atrial Fibrillation."

Heart Rhythm Society: "Atrial Fibrillation and Sleep Apnea."

National Blood Clot Alliance: "Vitamin K and Coumadin."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "How Does Smoking Affect the Heart and Blood Vessels?" "Living with Atrial Fibrillation."

National Sleep Foundation: "How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?"

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

SOURCES:

AFIB Matters: "Living with Atrial Fibrillation."

American College of Cardiology: "Living with Atrial Fibrillation: Resource Guide."

American Heart Association: "A Patient's Guide to Living with Atrial Fibrillation."

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association: "FAQs of Atrial Fibrillation."

Heart Rhythm Society: "Atrial Fibrillation and Sleep Apnea."

National Blood Clot Alliance: "Vitamin K and Coumadin."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "How Does Smoking Affect the Heart and Blood Vessels?" "Living with Atrial Fibrillation."

National Sleep Foundation: "How Much Sleep Do We Really Need?"

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

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