I'm new here.......
Hello to all from 'across the pond' (USA, Virginia). Thanks to all who post here and Happy New Year! Please accept a 'Yank's' gratitude and appreciation for the knowledge and comfort gleaned from the many informative posts contained herein.
'A little traveling music' as a thespian would say: Diagnosed with PAF after a stroke--(turned out not to be my only, by the way--both 'freaky' in cause). Dx for PAF was just past age 80 (Happy Birthday to Me...:). Hijacked onto Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) 20 mg daily. Thirty-day Holter indicated Bradycardia issues along with an escalation of AF episodes along with flutter after commencing Xarelto.
Anyone else notice or correlate this after starting an NOAC?
Life has been a roller coaster ride through a 'bad new buffet' of health issues ever since (had to surrender almost all the neutraceuticals that had kept me so healthy all these years). Health and fitness aficionado since mid 30's; slow metabolizer (causes prolific 'drug allergies and sensitivities'), never any hypertension or BP issues. Incredibly stressful life in younger years; however. 'Blow it out' exercise, Yoga, Tai Chai, Meditation, healthy eating, all great stress busters.'
I have just been cleared by Cardio to resume 'whatever exercise I feel I can handle,' this after a new Transthoracic Echo indicated both enlarged right Atria and Ventricle, with 'good pressure' (not sure what that means, but working on learning).
Questions: Anyone else on this site have any experience with right-side heart enlargement? Also, Echo report mentioned dilated inferior vena cava. As soon as I saw the word 'morbidity' associated with the search words, the Leonine drama queen that I am, immediately envisioned herself in hand-to-hand combat with the Grim Reaper! Not the best 'mindset' with which to begin one's eighth 'rise from the ashes' year!
Thanks for the help..............