Atrial Fibrillation

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I`m just wondering if anyone who has atrial fibrillation has had surgery of any kind and was it a problem at all? 

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    I had a pacemaker fitted. 6 weeks ago, never felt a thing, feel as though it's knocked

    20 years off me, not felt as well for years, I am 78

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      Charles it is NOT the operatins to worry about it is the BLEEDING  when CUT and caused by people taking not WARFARIN BUT the NEWER  anticoagulants ,,which cause Bleeds which cannot be stopped THAT is the risks we are talking about and with NO antidote to stop bleeding ,,we have no chance ,, so it is our chice if we have started on them ,,,because just to stop them for any operation we have a severe risk of STROKE..which is worse I am trying to decide smileI am now on also a newer drig PLAVIX,,No antidite either,,
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    I have had two ablations for AF the first one worked for 5 years and no problems at all ,  the second one was no problem with the opp , just tachycardia 3 weeks after , and still settling at the moment , a  few ups and downs , but the opp went with no issues.  I feel much better than I did , although still get the odd days that are problematic . 
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      Thank you for your responses. I probably should have worded my question differently.  I am having surgery in two weeks which is not to help my atrial fib - like an ablation.  I `m just having surgery and woindering if anynone has had to undergo an opoeration of any kind while having a problem with atrial fibrillation.  I`m having surgery which last 2 hours it is a cochlear implant to help me her better.
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      I agree with Charles , you will be fine they know how to deal with AF , I have had other opps whilst I was still suffering AF and everything was fine .
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      Thanks Anna for your reassurance.  Just getting overwheling at the moment. 5 days prior to surgery I have to stop taking Warfarin but as a back-up I have to go to the hospital each day for an injection right up to and after the surgery. Not really up to al this as 2 months had pneumonia and trying to build myself up in preparation for the surgery but taking awhile as I`m no spring chicken.  

      Thanks again that is one worry less,m uch appreciated.

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      WHOAAAAAAA ! I have been on Xarelto for 18 months  for AFIBand have done much resaerch SOME people posting here should do MORE reserach before playing Doctor with Avice !

      I am due to have surgery for another problem and after seeing TWO well known Cardilogists and 2 very informed Interenists .I am informed there IS  a severe RISK when having surgery of anykind..AND thise ANNA ? and NURSE58 who casually state that  "it is OK they know how to handle AFIB

      (Nurse58 posted on a forum TWICE that if anything happens just stop taking the blood thinner WRONG VERY DABGEROUS to "just Sop Can XAUSE STROKE.

      All my doctors advise me ONLY to have any surgery that obviously cause bleeding ARE VERY risky  if taking Xrelto  (If bleeeds occur there is NO ANTIDOTE..,,AND also the risk of the AFIB is a risk 2 say do it IF given a diffferent anticolulent like Herperin,,BUT NOT TO JUST STOP ANY  ANTII-COAGULANT...this is a very dangerous suggestion,..In My case I  must weigh the risks of not having surgery or the risks of a non stop bleed out 

      I ave also

      TAKE good advice drom PROFESSIONALS ..WE here just voice OUR PERSONAL OPINIONS ...I read on another forum whereby the ADMINITRATOR not a foctor nor a nurse said there is NO corrulation to getting blood clots on aiplanes if flying over 8 hours WRONG ..Google flying while taking Xarelto..MORE risks and MAY discontinue IF given a diferent anticoagulant i.e HERPERIN for the flight ..I need to fly from Costa Rica to England so am RESEARCHUNG ramifications.I URGE you all to do the same and do NOT rely merely on our comments yes even mine smile

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      Can I just say that there is a severe risk with any operation, but still the doctors have to let you know all the risks involved. And yes I will stand by the fact that whilst in surgury they do know how to deal with A Fib or they wouldnt be working in theatre and assisting with heart operations.

      Also we are not on this site to frighten people half to death and I am glad that you have only just posted 6 months too late because if I were Marion and had read your comments I would have been petrified, We are not nurses or doctors and can only speak from our own experience.  Marion also stated that she was on warfrin under hospital instructions, not from anyone on here.

      The hospital and her surgeon decided she needed an opp , I am sure they would have considered the benifits and the risks before entering such a thing

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      Anna I believe like Marion she was scheduled for an operation NOT pertaining to her AFIB, in which case like ME SHE as 6 specialists have warned me that I ond only I can decide whether the  benifits outweigh the risks. (i.e  the bleeding with NO antidote for newer drugs ,,warfarin yes a shot of VitaminK would stop major bleeds in surgeries ..) OR the  risks of attacks Afib during surgery...Some doctors treat us like Intelligent people and do warn us of the dangers of operations with both AFIB, FLYING longer than 4 hours, and bleeding during operations and many would rather we KNOW . so that WE can make the decision as to whether to operate for OTHER conditions while taking Xarelto and other newer anticoagulants that do NOT (like Warfarin ) have an antidote for bleeding ..(which of course one bleeds if operated upon..yes?  I hope she fared well and unlike you would NOT be petrified in having to decide because of risks involved ..many of us would rather be informed than Naive , Pthers prefer to stick their head in the sand and just go for ot ..Not me , I prefer to know the facts ....
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    Hello Marion

    I had a Knee op and have AF i had no problems try not to worry

    as stress isnt what you need before your op  

    your`ll be ok :-)

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      Hi Steven,

      Glad your knee op ws ok. You are right worry and stress doesn`t help.  Pleased to have this feed back re AF.

      Thanks again, much appreciated.

      Marion

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