February 23, 2018

New Patient Profile — Michele Straube to Cross Heart of Alps for Atrial Fibrillation Awareness

Check out the latest patient profile at StopAfib.org.

Thanks to a catheter ablation that stopped her atrial fibrillation, Michele Straube, an outdoors enthusiast, will be undertaking an adventure that she is calling “Crossing the Heart of the Alps for Atrial Fibrillation Awareness.”

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  1. I also am a afib patient and would like to know if anyone knows if high altitiude (8,000+feet) causes more frequent occurences.

    thank you

    • Robert,

      There are varying opinions on altitude–some say afib is worse, others say afib better, and other say it makes no difference. The biggest issue seems to be making sure you stay well-hydrated at altitude.