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Hi, Last week my husband went to the dr. for a routine checkup to get refills for his asthma puffers. While there, the nurse practitioner that saw him noticed an "irregular heartbeat" and sent him for an ECG. He did that, and a few days later got a message from the nurse at the drs office saying that they are referring him to a cardiologist and suspect he has atrial fibrillation. He is 52. Now we are waiting. They told him to start taking the low dose aspirin in the meantime, daily. I am terrified. I have been googling, I am so scared that he is going to have a stroke or die. I have listened to his pulse...it isn't fast, it just seems that some beats are completely missing, like there is double silent time in between some beats. He told me that he had noticed it in the past after exercising and assumed that he had made a mistake when trying to listen....I asked him when that was, and he said about a year ago!!! We are waiting now, to see the cardiologist. We have 2 kids, ages 8 & 11....I am terrified we are going to lose him.
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