Interesting AFib video
Runs for about an hour. Interesting look at ablation procedures amongst other things by an American specialist.
Thanks Kaz I will have a watch later 👍
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.
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ive never had an event monitor, Im going to suggest it next time I see doc.
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......
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😉
first AF Catheter Ablation in March this year. I had 8 wonderful weeks post Ablation and then AF crept...
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