I am happy to have found this website because I am dealing with health problems that up until now I knew nothing about and it helps to be able to communicate with others who can share experiences and knowledge. I am a 76 year old woman living in Niagara Area, Ontario, Canada who, up to now has enjoyed good health until this past year or so when my breathlessness led me to the doctor's surgery where I found out my heart rate was dropping to 27 during the night and low 40's during the day as well as skipping beats for as long as 3.5 seconds. Within weeks of finding out I had a pacemaker implanted and was expecting that would solve the problem. Unfortunately, my heart went into Afib as soon as the pacemaker was implanted and I am told remains there 75% of the time. I hope to pick up some hints on how to adjust to this debilitating situation.
Locked in Afib, will this be forever!! - AF Association
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