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I am 68 years old, and have always led an active and healthy life. I'm interested to find out if others have shared my experience. In April & October 2016, the former whilst cycling, the latter whilst hiking in the Himalayas, I had, what I later learned, were episodes of AFib/AFlut. I saw my GP in Nov 2016 and had the diagnosis of atrial flutter made. On Dec 7th last year I had a stroke, no anti-coagulants were prescribed prior to the stroke as my risk factors were negligible (only CHADs score was age).
Between then and an ablation in June 2017, I had no further episodes of AFib/AFlut, and have had none since. I do get palpitations and ectopics occasionally, but with good control of diet (now dairy free), I manage this pretty well.
I follow this forum and hear how many people suffer with AFib episodes, which sound awful, so it appears I've been very unfortunate to have a stroke, but very fortunate not to suffer significant ongoing Afib episodes.
Again, fortunately the stroke did not do too much damage, just a minor visual impairment, albeit permanent, but stable.
As I said, interested to hear of others experiences, particularly if you have suffered a stroke as a consequence of AFib/AFlut.
Merry Christmas to all members of this forum.
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