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Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common arrhythmias that people develop. It can require hospitalization as well as long term medications that can have side effects. I am often asked whether a plant based diet can prevent or reverse such arrhythmias. The answer is possibly yes. Yes, if risk factors such as hypertension, elevated BMI, diabetes, smoking, and sleep apnea can be reversed through lifestyle changes. In a 29 year career as a cardiologist, I have not seen such a reversal take place with medication therapies alone. In fact, a recent study confirmed that only 5.4% of people ever achieve risk factor control despite all of the medications available.
The good news is that a plant based diet and exercise can reverse the risk factors. However, it takes a consistent daily commitment that is permanent.
I will address some factors that help in making such lifestyle changes.
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