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    Are their any dietary recommendations that aid in controlling Afib?
  3. AFIB and foot and ankle edema

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  4. Does anyone have experience with foot and ankle edema resulting from AFIB. Is there any way to reduce it ?
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  6. hi carey, thanks for your reply mate, its so frustrating having this thing with us and not knowing where its guna go.  iv read that some folk stay paroxysmal for 20/30 years but others are in permanent within 3 years.!!  I'm only just managing in the paroxysmal state (mentally anyway) and the thought of persistent/ permanent afib terrifies me. I know I should man up and think myself lucky that I have afib and not a terminal illness like some poor souls get and I am really. but I just cant help worrying.

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

    Patrick

  8. cryoablastion

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  9. 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
  10. Registration

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    I also have been. Truing to register. PleasE he lp.
  12. 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. 

  13. Ms

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  14. 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?
  15. Tomorrow is Ablation Time

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  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. In hospital now

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  21. 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
  22. 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.

  23. Cold water swimming.

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  24. 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.
  25. 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?
  26. Afib

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  27. Afib

    Propylene glycol and afib
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