Sustained Resolution of Recurrent Atrial Fibrillation in a Post-Ablation Patient Following Initiation of Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

  • Rahul Dhawan
  • John William Schleifer University of Nebraska Medical Center
Keywords: Atrial fibrillation;, Antiarrhythmic drug;, Catheter ablation;, Diet;, Plant-based nutrition

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (af) may recur despite antiarrhythmic drug therapy or catheter ablation. This case reports such a scenario of a patient with recurrent paroxysms of af following catheter ablation that resolved following institution of a whole-food, plant-based diet. Thus, a change to a whole-food, plant-based diet may be an effective intervention for reducing or eliminating af recurrence.

Author Biography

John William Schleifer, University of Nebraska Medical Center

I am an Assistant Professor at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE, in the department of Internal Medicine, division of Cardiology, section of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. I treat heart rhythm disorders, including supraventricular tachycardias, atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, and perform pacemaker and defibrillator implantation and extraction. I received my MD from Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta, GA; my internal medicine residency at University of Alabama Birmingham, my cardiology fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ, and my electrophysiology fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Published
2021-03-02
How to Cite
Dhawan, R., & Schleifer, J. (2021). Sustained Resolution of Recurrent Atrial Fibrillation in a Post-Ablation Patient Following Initiation of Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet. International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, 3(1), 6 pp. https://doi.org/10.22230/ijdrp.2021v3n1a191
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