AF

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Hi to everyone. Lately I have been diagnosed with AF. I was given anticoagulant (Eliquis). Is AF serious? I am a mathematics professor. My classes are in the fourth floor of one building where I climb the stairs three times on Mon, wed and fri. On tues and thurs, I go from building to another building from 7am to 4pm. I do not have history on heart disease and bad cholesterol tho I have hyperthyrodism for ten years now which is being monitored. I am asthmatic too and take simbicort twice a day. No one in my family has /had hear disease. Actually my mother's cousins are ages 96,98, 100 and stiil live. My father died of larengeal cancer a year ago. I hope I could be enlightened with my condition now.

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    BTW, I am 53 years old. with 130 pounds weight and 5"9 tall. I monitor my weight too.
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    Good morning. AF is quite common and nothing to worry about unduely. I am guessing you have been put on Apixaban pending Cardioversion. In my case I developed AF due to Congestive Heart Failure and even though this is quite seriuos I was cardioverted and with the help of medication I was leading a full and active life. I was fitted with a Pacemaker back in May to help my damaged heart work more efficiently and feel pretty much back to normal. From what you say I don't think your situation is as seriuos and Cardioversion should hopefully get you back on track. Hope this helps.
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    Tet ,  it seems that your AF is mild and somesort of common type. 

    The best treatment is digoxin 0.25 or lanoxin ( skip two days in week ) + metoprolol 25 mg bid . 

    Do a regular exersice and aerobic 15 minutes a day. Not a big deal. 

    Sincerely. Dr . Aidin

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