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Atrial Fibrillation And Flutter

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  • Cardio Memo

    Hi after various tests my consultant thinks I may have paroxysmal AF.  It comes on for no reason, stays on and off for a week or so then goes.  I think it is food related as it nearly always happens in the evening, I have GERD and my cardio said there is a definite relationship between AF and...

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  • AF, Rivaroxaban Gout?

    Hi, after some advice if possible please. Ive had AF for 6mths now, been taking Bisolprolol 2.5mg & Rivaroxaban 20mg each day. Due to some horrible symptoms of severe feeling of sunburn all over my body, my gp stopped my rivaroxaban for 2wks to see if this maybe a side effect to this medication,...

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  • Atrial Fibrillation

    HI, I started with a really fast and irregular pulse and heartbeat last Wednesday night and took myself off to A&E. I spent the night wired up to a monitor and had a saline drip with some other medication to try to bring down the rapid heart rate. During the night I had an injection of a warfarin...

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  • Lethargy pain and weakness

    Hi Everyone, In the past few months I have been feeling really unwell with loss of strength no energy and extreme weakness, I am also getting low back and hip pain and weakness and pain in my legs. numerous blood tests have revealed nothing and several clinical investigations have all been negative....

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  • Increase heart rate when standing

    Hi in 2014 I had three attacks of fast heart rate is was sent to hospital and given a heart ultrasound which showed everything to be OK the attacks was short lived and so in the end was put down to panic attacks I got given a holter months later which came back fine .. Now I had on and off heart racing...

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  • rivaroxaban

    Hi, I was diagnosed with AF back in april. I'm currently taking Bisolprolol 2.5mg,& Rivaroxaban 20mg per day. ​Since January I have had quite a few medical issues, feeling as one goes another one comes to the point I have now had to take time off work, to which I absolutely hate & doesn't...

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  • Atrioventricular ablation, is it useful?

    Dear Friends, I am 52 relatively fit with AF for over 20 years.  I have had 3 ablations and 6 cardioversions, but to no good effect.  The cardiologists is now talking about ablating the atrioventricular node and putting in a pacemaker, has anyone experienced this? Thanks Patrick  

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  • Do most afib patients need to stay on blood thinner forever?

    I have a very good friend that was diagnosed with Afib 4 months ago.  She has had her heart put back in rhythm 3 times so far.  She is 63 years old and is currently taking Eliquis and a heart regulator. The next step for her is ablation if her heart goes out of rhythm again.  Her cardiologist...

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  • Lone Afib and scared

    Hi All, I'm new to afib and I'm scared to death. I had to call 911 thurs morning I woke up and had what seemed to be a run of pacs that just kinda felt like they were stuck. My heart reached 216bpm the nwent down to 184. The medics were able to break the episode by me blowing with my thumb in...

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  • is there a cure

    longer. I had 1 Cardioversion and it did not work so now the Dr. want to do another one as soon as my INR is stable for 3 weeks it keeps going up and down . I also have Congestive Heart Disease .all the meds for Afit seam to make me sick and not feel good my med list for is afib is Warfarin ,Flecainide  200mg also...

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  • AF in young adults

    Hello, I'm a 25 year old female that was diagnosed with AF last year after I insisted I had a week long ECG tape! I had previously gone to my GP several times and they dismissed me saying that I was too young and it was probably just stress causing my attacks! I was prescribed bisoprolol fumerate...

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  • How long can I live after first encountered of afib?

    I'm 36 year old male, 5"8' and 164 lbs. I had afib the first time on 8/26 this year. It feels so bad and puts me onto continuous anxiety.  However, I've been seen by four different cardiologists. Did three treadmill tests, three cardio echo, three 24 hour holter monitor and a few...

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  • 35 years old, 3 Ablations and still not fixed

    Hi Everyone,  i just wondered if anyone has has several unsuccessful ablations and gone or going for a more?  I have had 3 (2 for AF and 1 for flutter) and its looking like i'm going to need another one.  Thats basically 4 ablations and 3 cardio versions and a temporary pacemaker in...

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  • AFib - can it be caused by Dislocated Shoulder?

    BP always in Normal Range. Pulse 127 upon ECG. Rt. arm BP 15 lower than Left arm. Rt. shoulder dislocated for past 21 years. Cholesterol always near-perfect. Never been a smoker/drunk. Teetotal. 1. Can Atrial Fibrillation be caused by Dislocated Shoulder? 2. What medical specialist is...

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  • failed after 3rd ablation

    hello all  I am here to update my life with Afib and my 3rd ablation,,,,, I have had 3 ablations in 2 month and dont i know it am wiped out last one 5 days ago. Where my heart was pearced and i needed a drain worse few days of my life after the 2nd ablation i swaped Afib for Aflutter never had Aflutter...

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  • Atrial Bigeminy

    From ECG I have been diagnosed with atrial bigeminy and I want to know how serious this is.  I have been directed to double the dose of Coreg.  I am concerned about cardiac arrest and heart attack and stroke possibilities and how to avoid them.

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  • AF or Lifestyle

    I suffered with anxiety about my heart after my Grandad's death. Ever since I was very aware of my heart beating. Then I noticed that after big alcohol binges I would have palpitations. In December I went to A&E after a huge drinking and eating session as I was in AF. I was recommended to see...

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  • atrial flutter/fibulation abliation

    hi im Melissa im 26 and within the next 4-8 weeks I will be having an ablation to control my atrial flutter and atrial fibulation. im looking for advise really as im a nervous wreck and no one has really explained what happens and if i will feel anything. its my first op awake and i think this is the...

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  • Magnesium deficiency - cause or worsening AFib

    Anyone here know how much time should elapse between consuming foods rich in Magnesium and food, drink or medication that leaches Magnesium from the body? I gather caffeine is included.  Magnesium deficiency has my 'little grey cells' investigating (like Poirot!) hoping spinach, chard,...

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  • Food and heart arythmia

    Well here we go, a few years ago I started getting ectopic heart beats, which was finally diagnosed after multiple trips to the ER and Drs and being told I am only having panic attacks. Well since then I have had a loop recorder inserted in my chest and it now turns out that I go into SVT and PAC as...

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  • Nutritionist - UK

    I need advice off a nutritionist who is in the UK - can anyone recommend one that has knowledge and experience of AF and the vagus nerve as I'm getting more convinced that my AF is linked to my digestive system and diet. Thanks guys 

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  • medication and tremor

    Hi Everyone, I hope you are all as well as you can be with this pesky condition. In the last few months I have developed a strange tremor in my right hand and arm when I am trying to do things and wondered if it might be  a side effect of the Bisoprolol I am on has anyone else experienced this....

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  • Atrial Fibrillation-Head and Ear pressure

    Diagnosed with AF in May 2008, but about 6 months before that, and ever since,seem to suffer with pressure in ears and head. Has anyone else experienced these problems. Put on Atenolol first, and later warfarin as well. On Atenolol, whilst ear and head pressure seemed to ease slightly, sometimes the...

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  • bubble echocardiogram (BCE)

    Hi all, has anyone had an ablation and had a bubble echo to see if the PFO has closed post ablation? I had ablation last August 2014. Had a bubble study late November 2014. Had another bubble study January 27th 2015. Both bubble studies showed hole (PFO) had not closed, so now, June 9th 2015 I'm...

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  • How did your cardiac ablation go?

    I have a cardiac ablation scheduled next week.  A bit nervous over possible complications that I understand are rather rare such as clots/stroke, esophageal damage due to TEE scope, heart damage etc.  I'm a 40 year old healthy male and have had random afib (a few times per year) for several...

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  • Health Anxiety. Just looking for some helpful feed back

    Health anxiety.  Hey guys, I've been diagnosed with anxiety and ibs for about 4 months after a sever panic attack that left me in hospital over night. Since then i've had about 7 bloods, 5 ECGs, 24 hour holter and a heart ultra sound. I was prescribed prestiq which seem to help control...

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