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My husband is 52. He is fit and healthy (other than asthma). He was recently diagnosed with Afib. He has had all the tests etc. and his heart is fine, except for the afib. He scores a zero on the stroke risk test. He doesn't have high bp or anything but this irregular heartbeat. The cardiologist wants him to have cardioversion. Had anyone else in a situation like his had this done? It seems so "violent"! I have been doing some research and it looks like there is a high probability that it will come back in the months after the procedure. We are going to meet with the specialists that do this procedure in the next few weeks. I am looking for info from people that have had it done. I am afraid that it will kill him. I realize there is a risk of stroke with afib, but he is taking the aspirin and like I said scored a zero on the stroke risk assessment......we don't know what to do. Our family dr. didn't tell him to do it, or not do it. She said when we meet with the specialists we will be able to caculate the risk vs benefits...He currently has no symptoms of anything. What should we do!?!?!?! We are also bothered by the heavy duty thinners he has to take leading up to, and after the procedure. He plays hockey and the cardiologist said he would need to not take them for 3 days before each hockey game, which is weird bc he plays weekly....this is frustrating bc at least with some medical issues there are symptoms/problems etc and you have a procedure done and feel better. He feels fine, but they want him to do this....anyone have any imput for us? Much appreciated, Carolyn
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