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Interesting AFib video

Runs for about an hour. Interesting look at ablation procedures amongst other things by an American specialist.

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Thanks Kaz I will have a watch later 👍

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Watched it Kaz, yes interesting and well worth a watch thank you :-).

It makes me a bit cross when I watch this kind of video, it brings it home to me how much the potential seriousness of AF is underplayed by some people including a number of doctors like the GP I first approached with symptoms.

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Sorry to hear that you didn't have a great experience with your GP. I am glad I have a great supportive team surrounding me and all the staff I've had looking after me during my hospital stays have been fantastic.

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Thank you for this, Kaz :) I will watch it when I can - I need to know all I can to help me understand my condition and make good choices. (Though often I prefer to bury my head in the sand, ostrich-like!)

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I like to know everything I can which is why I am glad I found this forum and can learn from others with similar experiences.

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I just watched this, very informative. It is also making me rethink alot of things re a fib treatment. I love that he went in to detail re lifestyle changes.

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Me too. We have to do what we can to help ourselves. My Cardiologist (EP) suggested protein shakes and full fat Greek yogurt with blueberries for breakfast which I have switched to and I'm feeling better (and shed a kilo or 2). I used to have yogurt, berries and museli so I've cut out the museli (carbs). I use unsweetened Almond and Coconut milk in the protein shakes.

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I have always pushed to take my meds as PIP( pill in pocket), only taking when I have a fib. Im pretty symptomatic but I was suprised to hear him say what large percentage of a fib is undetected even in symptomatic people. Rethinking maybe I need to take meds daily.

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I thought that was very interesting too. I recently had a 7 day monitor on which showed, even medicated daily, I was having a lot of AFib and Aflutter episodes. I suspected that may be the case but I have had Shingles and nerve pain on the left side of my chest over the past two months so I was never sure whether it was the heart or the shingles.

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Ive never had an event monitor, Im going to suggest it next time I see doc.

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I had a 7 day monitor and was cursing because it seemed to have chased the AF away. However the report of the results said I had frequent episodes of PAF 😮 I was wondering about PIP being suitable but obviously not......

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Yeah, Im feeling bad as Ive been very critical of my cardiologist because he has never been a fan of PIP, but in 2 yr of us disagreeing, he never explained that one could be asymptomatic at times. Im a retired RN, and finding out Im not as smart as I thought I was😉

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