Atrial fibrillation. often referred to as AF or A-fib is a condition with abnormal heart rhythm. It is characterized by irregular and rapid beating of the atria. The Shark Tank star, Mark Cuban shares his experience of going through this plight. He means to aware of others while updating about his disease.
In 2017, Mark had opened up about it via a Tweet. He emphasized the importance of early diagnosis and how to manage the illness. Cuban encouraged other people to be on their toes if they suspect anything wrong with their heart rate. It's scary to know that you are susceptible to strokes, heart failure, and other heart-related complications.
Mark had to attend an interview with his Shark Tank colleagues at The View. Unfortunately, he missed it. The 60-year-old entrepreneur had to undergo an extensive procedure for A-Fib, last week. It was carried out to shock his heart back into a normal rhythm. He disclosed to Page Six via email how's he doing now and if it was proved successful for him.
He has risen hope in many patients that this disease can be dealt with. He revealed his current health status, saying:
It’s a common procedure for people with afib and fortunately so far so good! I’m doing great.
How to stop an A-fib episode?
It's an alarming situation if you have a fluttering sensation in the chest. Fatigue, dizziness, and shortness of breath are absolute red flags of an A-Fib episode. Medical News Today suggests some ways to stop it:
- Practice deep-slow breathing, try to sit down, relax and place one hand on the stomach.
- slowly chug on cold water
- for long term solution, involve yourself in aerobic activities
- yoga is also a good option to perfect the breathing pattern.
We wish Mark to have a quick recovery. He has shown strength to combat A-Fib so publically. Share this and send your regards to him.
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