I just read Dr John Days newsletter that he put out today. There was a study done in Australia on AFib sufferers to see if weight reduction can put patients into AFib remission. Very interesting finding basically found that 45% of patients with PAF with no other health issues were able to remain symptom free and medication free with a weight reduction of at least 10% for a three year period of study. The study also pointed out that success rates were less with a 5% weight increases during this study period. In other words, you run a risk of regaining symptoms if you put on any weight. I found this interesting but I'm unclear if any patients had ablations previous to study.
I've been on a weight loss program and have lost 15 lbs. I'm not obese but could stand losing some weight. I have also taken out all processed food and wheat products from my diet. I also eat very little dairy but do eat meat and fish. I haven't had an episode since April and am nervous about the decision I made to have a Cryoablation next week. I have PAF so not sure if this could mean I'm in remission or am I being too optimistic? Any opinions please as I'm very unclear with my decision, Gracey