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Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)

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Comment from: Big Dennis, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: December 29

I have had atrial fibrillation for over 3 years. I tried living with it, but I started getting depressed and feeling more run down every month. Four cardioversions did not help. I finally had an ablation on 12/23/2015. So far it is working, but it is too soon to say how successful it is. My heart is in rhythm and I feel better every day.

Comment from: marilyn, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: June 23

I had a pulmonary vein ablation for atrial fibrillation in 2007. Successful! In 2014 I experienced an irregular heartbeat. I am one of the atrial fibrillation people who feel the irregular heartbeat. The episodes didn't last long; less than one hour. I tried to get to an emergency room for diagnosis but the irregular heartbeats converted to normal sinus rhythm. I had a Medtronic link implanted monitor inserted and within one week, it confirmed atrial fibrillation. I had a repeat pulmonary vein ablation 9 months ago; I am atrial fibrillation free.

Comment from: Lynnda, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 29

I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation six months ago after passing out 2 times within an hour and them again in the ambulance. I have had cardioversion 3 times. First 2 did not work. Third time seems to be holding. I take amiodarone, Taztia, Xarelto, metoprolol, hydrochlorothiazide, and losartan potassium. A lot of pills but they seem to be working.

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