I'm in my thirties and was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter last year and possibly cardiomyopathy (showed positive traces on the genetic test). Prior to being diagnose, I was a regular marathon/half marathon runner and was in great shape. So far I've made over 20 hospital trips to the ER to be cardio-converted, medicated, etc. And on top of that I’ve had 3 ablations which didn’t work and now I'm waiting for my appeal to be approved by my insurance company for the mini-maze procedure. If the appeal doesn't go through then I will have to get the full maze procedure which is open heart. Regardless of the outcome of the appeal, I'm scheduled for heart surgery in 3 weeks! I'm so scared and just thinking of it gives me the willies! Has anyone experience the surgery? How was recovery? Did it cure AF and A-Flutter? Did you have any limitations after your recovery?
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