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  • is this normal for paroyxmal AF

    Hi, Have been told I probably have paro AF, all tests point to this.  I wonder though if anyone else has these symptoms.  I can go for weeks without anything then for no reason at all they start, always after meals (my cardio said vagus nerve/food/GERD all related to AF) when sitting down,...

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  • Kardia alivecor

    Hi,I had an ablation a year ago but i now have af again and my consultant has recommended another ablation.I need to have a ECG which shows AF and he has suggested that I buy a Kardia Alivecor device so I can record AF and send it direct to him.I have never heard of this before.Has anyone used one of...

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  • Ablation or no ablation ?

    I would like to share with my experience : I am a 57-year-old male, very active, I go to the gym on daily basis, I smoke and drink. On June 22, 2017, I woke up at 7:00 in the morning, as I normally do to go to the gym, but this morning with an abnormal very strong heart palpitation. I...

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  • My experience my Ablation of Atrial Fibritation

    I am suffering from AF since 20 month. The first time it appeared was in holidays, I was swimming for 30 minutes in chilly water, suffered probably a bit of hypothermia, had some coffee, a hot shower, some alcohol the days before, I was laying in bed and then my heart started to beat wildly and fast,...

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  • Has anyone had Primary Vein Isolation on their heart

    I went into AF in November16. I have had three cardioversion but my heart only stays in a few days and it's back in AF. I was on Amiodarone for three months but that failed also. I know have chronic heart failure and trying to do everyday things leave me breathless, with palpitations. I am having...

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  • bp monitor

    I have white coat syndrome and my bp goes up whenever I visit the doctor, however she tells me that the bp monitor I have at home does not match  the surgery one. She says that it is possible to buy an electronic monitor that gives accurate reading for people with afib, most do not, anyone know...

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  • CALCIFICATION IS SMOTHERING MY AORTIC VALVE

    DEAR PEOPLE: I have a lot of Calcification in my AORTIC VALVE (via Echocardiogram) which my Doctor wants to monitor.  Calcification can destroy organs wherever it is found. Does anybody know some foolproof methods on HOW I CAN GET RID OF THIS DANGEROUS CALCIFICATION? I cannot find any good information...

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  • Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) and associated digestive problems?

    I have been diagnosed recently with Paroxysmal A/F. Episodes are usually infrequent- around 1 every 4-6 weeks. Onset is invariably at night and when lying down to sleep or actually asleep. The time spent out of rhythm varies from 30 minutes to as much as 8 hours, usually going back into normal sinus...

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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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  • af symptoms

    Hi, i was diagnosed with AF approx.4/5mths ago. I was prescibed 2.5mg Bisloprolol & 20mg Rivaroxaban. All was going ok, apart from having episodes after my evening meal everthying was pretty good once i got use to the medication. ​Then a few weeks ago i noticed my heart rate was slightly low, usually...

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  • Need both sides Ablated?

     Hello, is anyone ever needed both sides ablated? I'm told we can only do one side and see or hope medicine takes care of the other side? 

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  • Home monitoring for AFib

    I had one espisode of Afib last year. Am on Diltiazam and have not had any symptoms since.  What concerns me is asymptomatic AFib.  Does anyone know of a type of wristband that I can wear that would continuously monitor my heart rate and that would show asymptomatic episodes?  Thank you 

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  • Rivaroxaban 10 weeks in

    Hi Everyone, Me again, I am 10 weeks in on Rivaroxaban having been changed from warfarin because of its contraindication with so amany other drugs, and food. I am experiencing lack of general strength and energy and extreme weakness in my arms and legs especially when i get up in the morning, has anyone...

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  • been in and out of Afib for 3 days

    Hi everyone ,I have been in and out of Afib for 3 days its lasting 7/8 hours at a time without much respite blood perssure is 97/60 pulse 75 I haven;t had an attack since April even then it only lasted a few hours so this is a bit of a shock any advice welcome. L x

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  • AF and swollen feet

    Hi, I'm worried about 82 year old dad, he has AF and is on all the relevant medications for this, as he has also had TIA, my worries are that for the past week his feet are swelling during the day, and burning, they are not swollen first thing when he gets up, it happens within a few hours, is this...

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  • Afib and headaches

    Hi everyone, I was wondering does anyone else get a headache when they're in afib? That's the only way I know I am in afib is that it starts out with a headache on the left side with a feeling of dizziness . I just wanted to know if anyone else experience these symptoms .

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  • Issues after Ablation and now raking Amioderone. Having issues

    I had an ablation on March29, 17. Had vertigo afterward. Felt terrible for a couple days from antistetic. Went home and came back to hospital next night. Heart rate 125 and holding. Was put on amio iv and diltiazem to get my rate down.  I have now been on amioderone since. A few weeks ago, the same...

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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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  • rivaroxaban side effects

    Hi Everyone, Had anyone experienced weight loss while taking Rivaroxaban. I started them about 8 weeks ago and the weight is falling off me. L x

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  • Aspirin

    Does anyone take only aspirins for their afib instead of a blood thinner ? I am really scared to start taking blood thinners . I'd rather just take a aspirin a day . Would it be safe to take just aspirin ?

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  • AFib....sudden worseningby

    I am over 60, overweight, and have Rheumatoid Arthritis (without the Rh factor). I also have highish BP but it is controlled. i have suffered intermittent bouts of AF for about 16 months - seemingly brought on by terrible wind (burping and flatulence) during my regular severe indigestion attacks. The...

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  • Upcoming AF ablation and travel plans

    Hello All, I am a 34 year old female who was diagnosed with AF 12 months ago. My heart rate is in tachycardia 70% of the time - its highly irregular too - and is being treated using Sotalol 120mg twice daily. Next month I am scheduled for an AF ablation in an Australian public hospital. During my consult...

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  • 1year on and still struggling with A FIB

    Hello fellow afibers, am still struggling with this nasty little thing and have days when am not coping at all. Its not just  the phsical side but also the mental problems . I have always suffered wit anxiety and this has mad it all so much worse.In the begining i lost a lot of weight as had a bad...

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  • Ablation

    I am a 33 year old female.  I was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy at age 15.  A little over a year ago I started experiencing episodes of afib.  I've had 3 cardioversions in the past 3 months. I had my first cardioversion a year prior which seemed to have lasted a good amount of time....

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  • atiral fibrillation after stent use

    i am 66 years old male, i had inserted single stent after I had first episode of AF which after ECHO showed stenosis of coronary artery. So i was fine till 3 months but after that i developed AF which has been documented and it is occuring on every almost 4 or 5 th day. but pulse in within 100. AF isnot...

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  • Sotalol

    Does anyone take Sotalol? If so do you have any side effects ? The doctor wants to start me on this but I am afraid to start it .

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  • NO AFIB FOR 4 YEARS and still taking medicine.

    I never had any heart problems until in preperation fo a colonoscopy emptied my body of electrolytes and it was discovered that I had AFIB. I was cardioverted and back into sinus four years ago. Since then Doctors have kept me on MULTAQ for three of those years and metoprolol for this year. My question...

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  • general symptoms of AF

    Hi, For 6mths i have been informing my gp of constant aching allover especially my arms & legs,plus getting very hot flashes in my hands & feet. Im still getting all this to the point i had to leave my workplace very early on two occassions last week because of the severe aching. I believe it...

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