Atrial Fibrillation

Is Coffee Bad for Atrial Fibrillation?

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I have seen 1000’s of people with AFIB over the years. In fact, it is the #1 reason people from all around the world seek my help. One question comes up often. “Can I still drink coffee?” 

When I first started as a cardiologist, I didn’t have a good answer for people. I knew that I loved coffee, but did it have a role in atrial fibrillation?

Some people felt worse on caffeine while most people felt okay. But just about every one of these patients wished to continue enjoying their favorite beverage.  Over the years, new data demonstrated the value of coffee and even caffeine in regards to AFib. 

The following study found that the people drinking the highest amounts of coffee and caffeine had the LOWEST risk of atrial fibrillation.  

Many factors may be responsible for the benefits of coffee including antioxidants, minerals like potassium and magnesium, and high-dose phytonutrients. 


See how you feel on caffeine and coffee. If it makes your heart race or you don’t like the way you feel, cut back, or cut it out if you prefer. Studies are great at looking at large numbers of people, but do not account for you as an individual.  

Remember quality counts. If standard coffee achieves the above benefits, imagine what organic coffee tested for mold mycotoxins and pesticides will do for you!

The above information is why we created Cardiology Coffee. From our heart to yours, enjoy the best. Enjoy Cardiology Coffee.

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Clair McHugh
Clair McHugh

Great information.
I have only recently been diagnosed with SVT. Thought I was fit so this bothered me , however seems my specialist is not overly concerned as Im above average very fit. Former ballet dancer. Still I wondered about coffee as Im a coffee drinker and I also wondered why I got this , since Im not an abuser of self
Im in Australia however lived and worked in USA for 20 years.

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