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  5. Hope you are doing well. How was your procedure with Dr Natale?

    Patrick

  6. cryoablastion

    Hi Lesley, You’ll need to join as a member to see and participate in the discussion. To do so, go to forum.stopafib.org, and click on the big red button that says, “Sign Up”. Once you sign up by registering your email address, your preferred username, and a password, you’ll receive an email to confirm your interest in joining the forum. Click on the confirmation link in that email, and you are ready to go. You’ll be able to log into the forum, read the discussions, and participate. I hope that you are able to find others to connect with there that can give you advice, suggestions, and hope. You can find additional instructions here: StopAfib Discussion Forum: Step-by-Step Registration Directions We wish you sinus rhythm! And hope that you can find help and suggestions from others.
  7. cryoablastion

    Hi everyone, This is my first post on this forum and i guess thats because i have reached a point where i am fed up with having Afib. I turn 65 next year and as as we all know that increases my points on the CHAD score. It is increasingly on my mind and when I travel it is a worry, i am constantly aware of all that I eat and drink and my stress and sleep levels. At my last annual check up my cardiologist changed my meds to Cordarone X 200 which I am to trail for 12 months, (it is a amiodarone hydrocloride), his aim is for me to have no Afib at all through medication due to the fact that I had a 6 day event last November which has attributed to him changing my meds I expect. I have to say that i DO NOT like the sounds of all the side effects of this drug so I am going to schedule another appointments to discuss them further now that I have done my research. Has anyone had experience with this drug? I am fairly active having 3-4 exercise session every week, I still work at a very active job and my weight is in normal range. My cardiologist went on to say if the new medication doses not work there is a new ablation method that we could try which is Cryo ablastion. Apparently this a a relatively new procedure , at least here in Australia. This is the important question. Has anyone heard of this procedure and anything about its success rate? I feel that I need to make a decision one way or another while I am still in the Paroxysmal stage. So in summary has anyone had experience with Corarone X200 and/or Cryo ablastion. Thank you in advance for any information that you may be able to share. regards Lesley I
  8. Registration

    Guest Hel, You’ll need to join to see and participate in the discussion. To do so, go to forum.stopafib.org, and click on the big red button that says, “Sign Up”. Once you sign up by registering your email address, your preferred username, and a password, you’ll receive an email to confirm your interest in joining the forum. Click on the confirmation link in that email, and you are ready to go. You’ll be able to log into the forum, read the discussions, and participate. I hope that you are able to find others to connect with there that can give you advice, suggestions, and hope. Please e-mail me at support@stopafib.org if you have more questions. You can find additional instructions here: StopAfib Discussion Forum: Step-by-Step Registration Directions
  9. Registration

    I also have been. Truing to register. PleasE he lp.
  10. PAROXSYMAL AFIB DIAGNOSED 2008. HAVE BEEN ON FLECAINIDE& METOPROLOL SINCE 2011, AND MOST RECENTLY ADDITION OF XARELTO. EPISODES ARE BECOMING MORE FREQUENT, OCCURRING AT TIMES I'M NOT EVEN AWARE OF.

    RECENT 30 MONITOR REVEALED "NUMEROUS & SUSTAINED" EPISODES.

    CONDITION SEEMS TO BE WORSENING, SO PLANNING ON 1ST ABLATION DECEMBER AT MGH WITH DR MANSOUR. 

  11. Ms

    Hi Guest Shotgunangel, You’ll need to join and become a member to see and participate in the discussion. To do so, go to forum.stopafib.org, and click on the big red button that says, “Sign Up”. Once you sign up by registering your email address, your preferred username, and a password, you’ll receive an email to confirm your interest in joining the forum. Click on the confirmation link in that email, and you are ready to go. You’ll be able to log into the forum, read the discussions, and participate. I hope that you are able to find others to connect with there that can give you advice, suggestions, and hope. You can find additional instructions here: StopAfib Discussion Forum: Step-by-Step Registration Directions
  12. Ms

    I’m two months post ablation. For the last three days I’ve been in and out of af. I used to feel every time I have an episode. Well for the last three days I haven’t felt it at all! I’m wondering if it’s because of the ablation. Anyone else experience this?
  13. Tomorrow is Ablation Time

    Hi Mike, You’ll need to join to see and participate in the discussion. To do so, go to forum.stopafib.org, and click on the big red button that says, “Sign Up”. Once you sign up by registering your email address, your preferred username, and a password, you’ll receive an email to confirm your interest in joining the forum. Click on the confirmation link in that email, and you are ready to go. You’ll be able to log into the forum, read the discussions, and participate. I hope that you are able to find others to connect with there that can give you advice, suggestions, and hope. You can find additional instructions here: StopAfib Discussion Forum: Step-by-Step Registration Directions
  14. Tomorrow is Ablation Time

    Good luck tomorrow, Mike. You might want to register on the site (rather than post as a guest), so you're sure to see responses to your post. If you look around in this section of the forum, you'll find instructions for how to do it. (Look for Brenna Lara's posts.) --Sue
  15. Tomorrow I go into the hospital for my ablation. Sure hoping it is successful and I get my energy level back. I've been in persistent afib for at least the past 6 months and really hoping and praying the ablation fixes the problem.
  16. I am76,retired, a former jogger (motto: start slow and taper off). I've had afib for years and been through medication, electroconversion, and ablation without lasting success. Currently I cannot walk more than five minutes without resting. and I've been recommended an A/V node ablation with pacemaker. I have some trepidation about such a last-ditch treatment and want to explore some of the newer non-invasive surgeries such as the mini-maze. I've asked my EP for a referral for a second opinion and am waiting to hear from him.

  17. Pete,

    If there weren't as many "crossovers" would the trial have given us any new indications or is the fact that the study was not really not long enough  the main issue to draw empirical conclusions?

    Rob

  18. In hospital now

    Hi Craig, To receive more answers from patients, please sign up for our forum and then post under General Discussion. You’ll need to join to see and participate in the discussion. To do so, go to forum.stopafib.org, and click on the big red button that says, “Sign Up”. Once you sign up by registering your email address, your preferred username, and a password, you’ll receive an email to confirm your interest in joining the forum. Click on the confirmation link in that email, and you are ready to go. You’ll be able to log into the forum, read the discussions, and participate. I hope that you are able to find others to connect with there that can give you advice, suggestions, and hope. You can find additional instructions here: StopAfib Discussion Forum: Step-by-Step Registration Directions
  19. In hospital now

    OK I’m now in the hospital for continuous afib. Been on all the blood pressure and heart rate meds in the world. I will be on Tikosyn for three days then on too electrical paddles. This will be my 2nd time. Scheduled for a Ablasion procedure in one month. What is the newest and greatest Technique
  20. Would like feedback from people w/afib (preferably sudden onset) who don't show classic symptoms of noticeable heart beat arrhythmia etc. Particularly interested in effect on blood pressure  and fatigue and kidney function and or other effects.

  21. Cold water swimming.

    Hi Guest Garwong, We suggest that you join the forum and become a member so that you can post your questions in the General Discussion topics and therefore receive many more answers, as well as interact with other patients. You’ll need to join to see and participate in the discussion. To do so, go to forum.stopafib.org, and click on the big red button that says, “Sign Up”. Once you sign up by registering your email address, your preferred username, and a password, you’ll receive an email to confirm your interest in joining the forum. Click on the confirmation link in that email, and you are ready to go. You’ll be able to log into the forum, read the discussions, and participate. I hope that you are able to find others to connect with there that can give you advice, suggestions, and hope. You can find additional instructions here: StopAfib Discussion Forum: Step-by-Step Registration Directions
  22. Cold water swimming.

    As long as you don't hit your head on the bottom of the pool when you dive you should be okay. I have a heated pool at 80 degrees and an indoor Jacuzzi that is hotter. As you approach 90 degrees I heard it is bad for any heart problem.
  23. Does swimming in water above 70 degrees cause heart stress. I have AFIB, and my pool is in the 70s right now. I'm 75 years old. Will diving into this water be a trigger for my AFIB?
  24. Afib

    Hi Guest Kris, To participate in the forum, you will need to create an account and then post under the General Discussion topic. You’ll need to join to see and participate in the discussion. To do so, go to forum.stopafib.org, and click on the big red button that says, “Sign Up”. Once you sign up by registering your email address, your preferred username, and a password, you’ll receive an email to confirm your interest in joining the forum. Click on the confirmation link in that email, and you are ready to go. You’ll be able to log into the forum, read the discussions, and participate. I hope that you are able to find others to connect with there that can give you advice, suggestions, and hope. You can find additional instructions here: StopAfib Discussion Forum: Step-by-Step Registration Directions
  25. Afib

    Propylene glycol and afib
  26. Registration

    Hi Orchard25, Are you the same Christine that emailed me about setting up her account? It might be a different person, because I have been in contact with her.
  27. Registration

    Hi Christine, Please email me at support@stopafib.org and I can set up an account for you. Let me know what you want your display name and password to be in the email. Thanks! Sorry for your difficulty trying to register.
  28. Registration

    I have been trying to register for more then half an hour. It's impossible. I have read the howto of registration and looked at the pictures. Can you please register me manually? Thanks, Christine
  29. Hello Everyone.

    Am so happy to have found this site. Although I have had an irregular heat beat for 30 years and was taking meds on and off over the 30 years, nothing prepared me for my heart to go into a mode that I have never experienced before. Now 2 months after being diagnosed with AF and still having a few issues with my heart, I am so ready to learn and connect with people living with AF. It does scare me, but hope by talking to people and sharing their experiences will help me to cope better. I look forward to any advice out there.

     

    Wishing you all better days

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