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I have been looking online for days with no sucess. I have had two A Fib episodes 6 years apart. Both were a day after heavy drinking. I am 43 now. So the first A Fib was when I 37. I was then put on Diltiazem with Hydrochlothizade to control my high blood pressure. I exercise and lead an active lifestyle with a physical job. My first Cardio visit cleared me of any issues other than the high BP. I will be taking an echo test along with a full blood panel next week.
What really bothers me is on this follow up (before any tests) the Cardio Dr. was suggesting putting me on blood thinners and / or having an ablation. I had stopped taking the Diltiazem about 6 months before my latest A Fib. I am not comfortable with the blood thinners due to the possible side effects and danger involved. Is it possible these two A Fib episodes were due to the alcohol? Holiday Heart? As opposed to having an A Fib diagnosis? This has been a real wake up call for me, and I realize I can't drink like that anymore.
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