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Recently I went to my annual treadmill test to put some stress on my heart. When in rest they said I had an Afib rythym. So I went again a week later and same thing. I've seen my own doctor and now a Cardiologist. I've been in and out of the rythym but showed a 7 hour episode when I was on a monitor.
Now a little history. I'm a wildland firefighter/endurance athlete that has been on the job for 25 years. In that time I've ran 4-5 days a week with a day of labor intensive hiking with gear. I played sports all through high school Football, Baseball, Basketball, and Running.
Last but not least I've consumed alot of alcohol in my lifetime and the day before my treadmill test I consumed a lot. Rum and Coke. Caffiene and Alcohol. I believe that I have pushed my heart into Afib based on lifestyle and history. Also I have a 4 month old son that doesn't allow me to sleep. Anybody think I'm crazy to think that my Afib is temporary. I stopped drinking alcohol and caffiene the day of my treadmill test but I still haven't had any sleep. Any suggestions. Any help?
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