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  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.

  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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?
  16. 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
  17. Afib

    Propylene glycol and afib
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. 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

  22. What I loved about Marchlinski was even though he ids so skilled and BRILLIANT he does not talk down to you and ( im a music teacher  to k-5 kids so this REALLY impressed me)he explains it so you can understand what will and can and cannot happen. Santangeli did my ablation though

    1. mellanie

      mellanie

      Dr. Marchlinski is one of the nicest people. His family is incredible, too. He brings his wife and son to many of the medical meetings, and I have watched his son grow up. His son has even become my "buddy". When we were all in Melbourne, Australia to speak at Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society, they took us down the river on the boat and then we walked several blocks to the National Museum for the faculty dinner. Dr. Marchlinski's son and I were first off the boat, and we walked together to the museum, leaving the "adults" behind. Now, every time he sees me, his son gives me a big huge, which is very unexpected for a young teen boy. But, he is a sweetheart! 

      Mellanie

  23. Apple Watch

    Hi Heather, 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
  24. Apple Watch

    Hi, Guest Heather. You might want to register to post and read threads on the forum. You're likely to get some responses to your question, but I'm not sure you'll be able to follow them and comment as a guest poster. We tend to share a lot of information here about our a-fib experiences, but not too much else. We're a friendly group, but it's up to you how much you want to tell us. Registration is free and, beyond the basics, doesn't require more information than you want to provide. --Sue
  25. Apple Watch

    Does anyone use the new apple watch and an application that sends you an alert when you are in Afib? I have heard there is a such a thing. I think the newer watch (3) has a better sensor. Thanks Heather
  26. I had a bovine aortic valve replacement (Edwards sapien 3) 2 yrs ago and just recently had several afib episodes. My electrophysiologist put me on Eliquis 25 mg 2x/day. Also changed my pacemaker controls. Don't know if afib is any better yet until next download. When I had afib episodes I did not notice any symptoms except maybe I was more fatigued.

    Has anyone else experienced afib after valve replacement - 1 to 2 or more years post.

  27. Empty your inbox!

  28. An update on Xarelto! When I saw that Xarelto was not on the list of 2018 for aetna, I gave them a call. Then the letter from aetna saying that it would not be on the 2018 list. Yesterday I received a letter from aetna saying that my Xarelto would be covered for the coming year...Yeah! Don't have to find another insurance company.

    1. chubabubba

      chubabubba

      Thanks for the update.  I'm glad you'll be able to stay with them.  I've decided to go with Silverscript for most prescriptions.  I have two that I can buy from WalMart on their generic $4 list.  

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